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SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANCY Set to Play at the New York International Fringe Festival 8/14-27SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANCY Set to Play at the New York International Fringe Festival 8/14-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Single Room Occupancy, a new pop/rock comedy musical will be presented as part of the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival on August 14, 17, 20, 21 and 27.  Written by and starring popular theatre, film and television actor  Ben Rauch (HBO's Girls, Jersey Boys-The Movie, Gossip Girl), Single Room Occupancy has lyrics by Gaby Gold, Rory Scholl, and Ben Rauch, set design by You-Shin Chen, lighting design by Suzanne Immarigeon, sound design by Joshua D. Reid, choreography by Jebbel Arce, musical direction by Noriko Sunamoto  and will be directed by Joey Murray. The musical will run at the Lynn Redgrave Theatre at Culture Project (Venue #13), 45 Bleecker Street (at Lafayette) for five shows only. (more...)

Tom Conti and Gwen Taylor to Lead BEFORE THE PARTYTom Conti and Gwen Taylor to Lead BEFORE THE PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

hey are two of the UK's best-loved stars of stage and screen, but have never performed together - until now. For the first time in their celebrated careers, TOM CONTI and GWEN TAYLOR are set to take to the stage in the wickedly satirical comedy BEFORE THE PARTY. Premiering at the Theatre Royal Windsor on 2 September ahead of a short run at 6 selected theatres, Tom Conti will also be directing this brand new production of writer Rodney Ackland's black comedy, having first directed it in 1980 at the Apollo Theatre in London starring Jane Asher and the late Michael Gough. (more...)

Chucho Valdes, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Flamenco Festival & More Set for World Music Institute's 2015-16 SeasonChucho Valdes, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Flamenco Festival & More Set for World Music Institute's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The World Music Institute has announced its 30th Anniversary, 2015-16 season -- the debut season for Artistic Director Par Neiburger. Recognizing the ever-expanding nature of world music, Neiburger showcases the experimental and avant-garde along with the classic. (more...)

Will Attenborough, Patrick Kennedy & More Will Join Nicole Kidman in PHOTOGRAPH 51Will Attenborough, Patrick Kennedy & More Will Join Nicole Kidman in PHOTOGRAPH 51
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The Michael Grandage Company today announces the full company for the UK premiere of Anna Ziegler's Photograph 51. Nicole Kidman who leads the company as Rosalind Franklin is joined by Will Attenborough (James Watson), Edward Bennett (Francis Crick), Stephen Campbell Moore (Maurice Wilkins), Patrick Kennedy (Don Caspar) and Joshua Silver (Ray Gosling). Photograph 51 opens at the Noel Coward Theatre on 14 September, with previews from 5 September, and runs until 21 November. (more...)

Romance, Rebellion, Redemption! Meet the Full Cast of AMAZING GRACE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayRomance, Rebellion, Redemption! Meet the Full Cast of AMAZING GRACE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Jul 16, 2015

Broadway's new musical Amazing Grace officially opens tonight, July 16, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). The show stars Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper, Tom Hewitt, Chris Hoch, Stanley Bahorek, Harriett D. Foy, Laiona Michelle, Rachael Ferrera and Elizabeth Ward Land. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus check out interviews with the company! (more...)

Masterworks Broadway to Release Three Classic Albums from ArchivesMasterworks Broadway to Release Three Classic Albums from Archives
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Masterworks Broadway continues to make good on its promise to make available its extensive catalog of cast recordings with the release of three classic albums from the archives - Pinocchio (July 17), Woman of the Year (August 14), and The Beggar's Opera (September 18). Upon release, each title will beaccompanied by new album pages and photos on MasterworksBroadway.com. (more...)

Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Comedy of Errors as The Old Globe's 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. (more...)

Photo Flash: Zawe Ashton, Michelle Fairley & More in Rehearsal for SPLENDOUR at Donmar WarehousePhoto Flash: Zawe Ashton, Michelle Fairley & More in Rehearsal for SPLENDOUR at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

In the opulent drawing room of the Presidential Palace, a Western photojournalist awaits the return of the dictator. She is here to take his portrait. The dictator's wife, her best friend and an interpreter wait with her. Prada shoes, vodka glasses and light fingers tap out the time. He is late, very late… (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Returns to DPAC April 5th-6th, 2016!MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Returns to DPAC April 5th-6th, 2016!
by Jeffrey Karasarides - Jul 7, 2015

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Launch New Tour During 2015-16 SeasonMILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Launch New Tour During 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

The national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET will celebrate the closing of its 4th season on the road on Sunday, June 28.  Inspired by the electrifying true story of four rock 'n' roll icons, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET played over 60 cities in the last year from Anchorage and Oklahoma City to St. Louis and Buffalo, and will conclude at Vienna, VA's beautiful outdoor venue, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. (more...)

West End's THE AUDIENCE, with Kristin Scott Thomas, to Close, July 25West End's THE AUDIENCE, with Kristin Scott Thomas, to Close, July 25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Stephen Daldry's hit production of Peter Morgan's The Audience will complete its run at the Apollo Theatre on 25 July 2015 as previously announced.  The production, starringKristin Scott Thomas as The Queen, opened in May to critical acclaim. The Audience - a play about the weekly meeting between the Queen and her Prime Ministers - has designs by Bob Crowley, with lighting by Rick Fisher, sound by Paul Arditti and music by Paul Englishby. (more...)

Photo Flash: Step Right Up! Sneak Peek at City Parks' 2015 SummerStage Circus FestivalPhoto Flash: Step Right Up! Sneak Peek at City Parks' 2015 SummerStage Circus Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Circus comes to New York City as part of City Parks Foundation's SummerStage Kids International Contemporary Circus Festival, with free performances in all five boroughs from June 26 - August 17, 2015. New Yorkers will be dazzled by Bollywood-style juggling, hoop diving and partner acrobatics shows specially designed to entertain all ages! The circus programs introduce New York City youth to contemporary circus, a growing genre that incorporates physical theater, dance and acrobatics. Scroll down for a sneak peek at some of the acts! (more...)

Quintet of the Americas Presents IN PURSUIT OF FREEDOM ConcertQuintet of the Americas Presents IN PURSUIT OF FREEDOM Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

Quintet of the Americas will present In Pursuit of Freedom, a concert on Sunday, June 21 - 2:00 PM at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 204 W. 134th Street, New York NY. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Josh Seymour on Directing ONE ARM by Tennessee WilliamsBWW Interviews: Josh Seymour on Directing ONE ARM by Tennessee Williams
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

As One Arm by Tennessee Williams adapted for the stage by Moisés Kaufman opens at Southwark Playhouse this week, BroadwayWorld speak to the director, Josh Seymour, around the final rehearsals for the play ahead of its UK premiere. The show is now playing at the Southwark Playhouse 10th June  - 14th July. (more...)

BWW TV: THE AUDIENCE's Richard McCabe on His Tony Win - 'It's a Good Award When It's Got Some Weight to It'BWW TV: THE AUDIENCE's Richard McCabe on His Tony Win - 'It's a Good Award When It's Got Some Weight to It'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2015

?THE AUDIENCE's Richard McCabe just accepted the 2015 Tony Award for Featured Actor in a Play for his role as Prime Minister Harold Wilson. He re-joined THE AUDIENCE after the London production for which he won an Olivier Award for best supporting actor. This is his Broadway debut. BroadwayWorld caught up with McCabe in the winners' room right after his speech - click below to hear his thoughts on his Tony win! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: THE AUDIENCE's Richard McCabe's Best Featured Actor Tonys SpeechSTAGE TUBE: THE AUDIENCE's Richard McCabe's Best Featured Actor Tonys Speech
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2015

THE AUDIENCE's Richard McCabe just accepted the 2015 Tony Award for Featured Actor in a Play for his role as Prime Minister Harold Wilson. Click below to watch McCabe's full speech! (more...)

Richard McCabe Reveals He Was Offered Role in WOLF HALL on BroadwayRichard McCabe Reveals He Was Offered Role in WOLF HALL on Broadway
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 7, 2015

Richard McCabe, who took home the 2015 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for his role as Prime Minister Harold Wilson in THE AUDIENCE tonight, revealed he could have ended up in another Broadway show this year. (more...)

THE AUDIENCE's Richard McCabe Wins Tony for Best Actor Featured Role PlayTHE AUDIENCE's Richard McCabe Wins Tony for Best Actor Featured Role Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2015

Richard McCabe has won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for his role as Prime Minister Harold Wilson in THE AUDIENCE. The role marks his Broadway debut.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Casa MananaBWW Reviews: BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Casa Manana
by Kyle West - Jun 5, 2015

Before Broadway celebrated hit jukebox bio-musicals like JERSEY BOYS, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL or even MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, a little show opened in 1989 called BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY. Written about the famous singer's short-lived career as a successful twenty-something-old music icon with signature thick-rimmed glasses, BUDDY takes the audience on a rock-and-roll journey from the radio stations of Lubbock, Texas, all the way to New York's Apollo theatre, and eventually to his (spoiler alert) fateful plane ride. Although the Broadway production was short-lived, the show celebrated twelve years in London, and has had a successful life in regional and touring productions across the country. (more...)

James & Jack Fox to Lead West End Transfer of DEAR LUPINJames & Jack Fox to Lead West End Transfer of DEAR LUPIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Father and son James Fox and Jack Fox star in this brand new stage adaptation of the best-selling Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year Dear Lupin, Letters to a Wayward Son in which renowned journalist and author Roger Mortimer's brilliantly hilarious, often touching and always generous letters to his unruly son Charlie are now vividly brought to life. The production transfers to the Apollo Theatre following a successful UK tour, opening on 3 August, with previews from 30 July, and runs for a strictly limited season until 19 September. (more...)

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