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Disney Hones In on Director for Live-Action Adaptation of MULANDisney Hones In on Director for Live-Action Adaptation of MULAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Niki Caro is currently in discussions to helm Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of their animated classic MULAN. (more...)

Javier Munoz Named Mentor for Rosie's Theater Kids' PASSING IT ON EventJavier Munoz Named Mentor for Rosie's Theater Kids' PASSING IT ON Event
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Rosie's Theater Kids has announced Hamilton's Javier Muñoz as mentor for their 'Passing It On' event this spring. (more...)

M. BUTTERFLY to Open Everyman Theatre's 2017/18 SeasonM. BUTTERFLY to Open Everyman Theatre's 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Everyman Theatre has announced today that it will open its upcoming 2017/2018 season with David Henry Hwang's Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama M. Butterfly. The production will star Everyman Theatre Resident Company Member Bruce Randolph Nelson as French diplomat Rene Gallimard. This complex story about love and illusion follows the secretive romance between the married diplomat and a mysterious Chinese opera singer, Song Liling.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton in FREAKY FRIDAY the Musical at La Jolla PlayhousePhoto Flash: Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton in FREAKY FRIDAY the Musical at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse presents Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running tonight, January 31 , through March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'The Future Is Written' Episode of GOTHAMVIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'The Future Is Written' Episode of GOTHAM
by - Jan 31, 2017

GOTHAM returns to FOX this April. Below, get a sneak peek at the next all-new episode in which Nygma lets out the monster inside. (more...)

The Chelsea Symphony to Continue 11th Season with Vasks English Horn Concerto and SONG OF ZIPPYThe Chelsea Symphony to Continue 11th Season with Vasks English Horn Concerto and SONG OF ZIPPY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

On January 28, 2017, at 7:30PM, The Chelsea Symphony will present the continuation of its 11th season, 'Flight Paths,' with a concert featuring the New York premiere of P?teris Vasks' English Horn Concerto and the world premiere of Tim Kiah's Song of Zippy, paired with J. Strauss's Overture to Die Fledermaus, Bartok's Romanian Folk Dances, and Sibelius's Finlandia. (more...)

Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

Broadway-Bound COME FROM AWAY Concert Performance to Headline La Jolla Playhouse's 2017 GalaBroadway-Bound COME FROM AWAY Concert Performance to Headline La Jolla Playhouse's 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces its annual Gala will take place on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. Highlighting the event will be a one-night-only concert presentation of the Playhouse-born, Broadway-bound musical Come From Away. (more...)

Scoop: GOTHAM on FOX - Monday, December 19, 2016Scoop: GOTHAM on FOX - Monday, December 19, 2016
by - Dec 19, 2016

Get all the scoop on GOTHAM, airing on FOX on Monday, December 19, 2016! (more...)

VIDEO: Steven Pasquale, Michael Urie & More Urge Electors to 'Unite for America'VIDEO: Steven Pasquale, Michael Urie & More Urge Electors to 'Unite for America'
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Martin Sheen, Debra Messing, James Cromwell, Bob Odenkirk, J. Smith Cameron, Michael Uriee, Steven Pasquale & more appear in special message to Electors. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff, Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY at La Jolla PlayhouseHeidi Blickenstaff, Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the two lead roles for its upcoming production of Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running January 31 - March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

SOMI, Megan Hilty, Gabrielle Hamilton, Mara Wilson, BD Wong & More, Nightly at Joe's Pub, 12/1-11SOMI, Megan Hilty, Gabrielle Hamilton, Mara Wilson, BD Wong & More, Nightly at Joe's Pub, 12/1-11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Beloved jazz songbird Somi returns with a special new work-in-progress called Dreaming Zenzile, detailing the life of legendary activist and singer Miriam Makeba. Dreaming Zenzile is directed by Liesl Tommy, whose most recent works include Eclipsed (at The Public and on Broadway) and Party People (The Public), and stars Somi.    (more...)

New Donna Summer Musical, Leigh Silverman-Helmed WILD GOOSE DREAMS and More Round Out La Jolla Playhouse's 2017-18 SeasonNew Donna Summer Musical, Leigh Silverman-Helmed WILD GOOSE DREAMS and More Round Out La Jolla Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for the development of new work, announces four world-premiere productions for the 2017/2018 season, including the previously-announced Escape to Margaritaville (May/June), featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett and an original story by co-book writers Greg Garcia ('My Name Is Earl') and Mike O'Malley ('Survivor's Remorse,' 'Shameless'), directed by La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away, Memphis). (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Special Engagement of THE WHOLEHEARTEDLa Jolla Playhouse Announces Special Engagement of THE WHOLEHEARTED
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces a special engagement of the critically-acclaimed one-woman show, The Wholehearted, written and co-directed by UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance professor Deborah Stein (The Bitter Game), performed and co-directed by Suli Holum. Presented in association with Center Theatre Group, the show runs in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre December 14 - 18. Tickets and information are available at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or858-550-1010. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tectonic Theater Project Celebrates 25 Years at Benefit GalaPhoto Coverage: Tectonic Theater Project Celebrates 25 Years at Benefit Gala
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 8, 2016

Just last night, Tectonic Theater Project celebrated Tectonic At 25!, a benefit performance celebrating 25 years of groundbreaking theater. The star-studded evening, directed by Tectonic Theater Project founder Moises Kaufman and hosted by and starring two-time Academy Award winner Jane Fonda, took place at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012).  (more...)

BWW's Guide to Disney's Upcoming Live-Action Musical Movie Remakes!BWW's Guide to Disney's Upcoming Live-Action Musical Movie Remakes!
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 5, 2016

With so many upcoming projects in the works, BWW has put together a guide to what's in store from the House of Mouse and its uber-talented creative teams! (more...)

Photo Flash: Daphne Rubin-Vega in La Jolla Playhouse MISS YOU LIKE HELLPhoto Flash: Daphne Rubin-Vega in La Jolla Playhouse MISS YOU LIKE HELL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse presents the world-premiere production of Miss You Like Hell, book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes (In the Heights, Water by the Spoonful), music and lyrics by acclaimed singer/songwriter Erin McKeown, directed by Lear deBessonet (Public Theatre's The Odyssey) and choreographed by Danny Mefford(Broadway's Fun Home). (more...)

Jane Fonda and Zach Grenier, Original Cast of THE LARAMIE PROJECT, Laura Benanti and More Slated for TECTONIC AT 25!Jane Fonda and Zach Grenier, Original Cast of THE LARAMIE PROJECT, Laura Benanti and More Slated for TECTONIC AT 25!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Tectonic Theater Project has announced the performance lineup for Tectonic At 25!, a benefit performance celebrating 25 years of groundbreaking theater. (more...)

Director Ang Lee Passes on Disney's Live-Action MULAN; Rival Pic in the Works at SonyDirector Ang Lee Passes on Disney's Live-Action MULAN; Rival Pic in the Works at Sony
by Movies News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Disney & Sony are currently seeking an Asian director for their respective projects. According to the report, award-winning helmer Ang Lee was approached by Disney for the job but passed on the opportunity. (more...)

Disney Confirms Live-Action MULAN Will Not Feature White Actor as Story's HeroDisney Confirms Live-Action MULAN Will Not Feature White Actor as Story's Hero
by Movies News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Yesterday, according to Vulture, Disney had allegedly posted a spec script which revealed that the studio was looking to cast a white, male actor described as a '30-something European trader' who will fall in love with Mulan and ultimately save China. (more...)

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