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Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 9/14/2014 - 9/21/2014
by BWW - Sep 21, 2014

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 9/14/2014 - 9/21/2014. (more...)

Ricky Gervais Joins Cast of ABC's GALAVANT
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

According to EW, Ricky Gervais has joined the cast of ABC's fairytale musical GALAVANT. (more...)

Former Miss VA Meghan Shanley Releases Debut Album
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

In the shining tradition of truly great singers, Meghan Shanley steps fully into the spotlight. (more...)

SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL Highlight Queens Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Queens Theatre (QT) is pleased to announce an exciting and wildly entertaining line-up for the 2014-2015 season. The fun begins on with Alan Safier as George Burns in the Tony-nominated play Say Goodnight Gracie, a hilarious celebration of the life of George Burns, and continues all season long with an overflowing assortment of comedy, music and dance. (more...)

Patrick Page, Michael Arden, Ciara Renee & More to Lead THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at La Jolla Playhouse!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast for its upcoming U.S. premiere musical, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, featuring a score by the multiple Academy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning team of composer Alan Menken (Newsies, Little Shop of Horrors) and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin), book by Peter Parnell (The West Wing, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) and direction by Scott Schwartz (Playhouse's Jane Eyre, Broadway's Golda's Balcony). Produced in association with Paper Mill Playhouse, by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions, The Hunchback of Notre Dame will run October 26 - December 7, 2014 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale 8/24 for ANYTHING GOES at The Hobby Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The national tour of ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, will make its Houston premiere October 14-19 as part of the 2014-2015 Season of Broadway at the Hobby Center. Individual tickets will be on sale beginning Sunday, August 24 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

'80 DAYS', CAMP GHOUL and More Set for Boise Contemporary Theater's 2014-15 Children's Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

In September, Boise Contemporary Theater kicks off the BCT Children's Reading Series: Contemporary plays for young audiences. It's a brand new take on an old tradition! Grab some milk and cookies and get swept up in four great stories brought to life with live music and sound. Led by the talented actor, director and educator Dwayne Blackaller, this is an experience you won't want your family to miss. (more...)

ZORRO Playwright James Rana Coming to East Lynne Theater Co.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Now that the world premier of 'Zorro!' has opened and is enjoying ever-growing and receptive audiences of all ages, the adaptor of this famous swashbuckling tale, James Rana, had time to answer a few questions. This is the third world premiere in three years written by Rana, and produced by the Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company, with its artistic director, Gayle Stahlhuth, directing. (more...)

THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic to Run 9/16-20
by Movies News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will present the second season of THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic September 16-20, 2014, offering two concert programs of film music - La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema and Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times: The Tramp at 100 - that highlight some of the genre's most distinctive uses of music. Music Director Alan Gilbert opens the New York Philharmonic's 2014-15 season on September 16 with the Opening Gala Concert, La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema, with special guest Martin Scorsese, Oscar-winning director and film preservation proponent, who will deliver welcoming and introductory remarks. Award-winning actor, Philharmonic Board Member, and Philharmonic Radio Host Alec Baldwin returns as Artistic Advisor of THE ART OF THE SCORE. (more...)

UNDER THE CANOPY, BLOSSOM'S RAINBOW and More Set for Arts on the Horizon's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Arts on the Horizon, the first dedicated theatre company for very young children in the United States, is proud to announce its programming for the 2014 - 2015 season, which will reach over 3,500 children under the age of six across the DC metro area. Arts on the Horizon's shows are interactive, inclusive, and intimate -- adhering to a completely nonverbal performance style making each piece accessible to children whose first language may not be English, children who are deaf or hard of hearing, and children at any stage of language development. (more...)

James Bryce & Christopher Page Star as CHAPLIN in Finnish Production at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Jul 30-Aug 25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 03, 2014

Ace Production has just announced the UK cast for Christoffer Mellgren and Johan Storgard's Chaplin, which will get its English language premiere in a new translation by Fringe First winning playwright Julian Garner (Silent Engine) at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Ashley Brown, Katie Klaus & More to Lead QUEEN MOTHER Readings in NYC this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

In recent weeks the cast and creative team of the new musical Queen Mother, which chronicles the life of Hannah Hill, Charlie Chaplin's troubled mother, have been in residence on the Goodspeed Musicals campus in East Haddam, Conn. The team assembled to develop this engaging piece in preparation for upcoming invite-only industry workshops at New York Live Arts on Thursday, July 31 and Friday, August 1, 2014. Broadway's Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast) and Katie Klaus (The Bridges of Madison County, Bonnie and Clyde) lead the cast. (more...)

The Peking Opera Comes To New York: In Honor Of The 120th Anniversary Of Acclaimed Performer Mei Lanfang
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

NEW YORK, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ In recognition of the 120th anniversary of the most famous Peking Opera performer of all time Mei Lanfang, Wu Promotion presents Mei Baojiu, son of Mei Lanfang, together with the Jingju Theater Company of Beijing, MeiLanfang Jingju Troupe in performances of 'Classic Plays of the Mei School' and 'Lady Mu Guiying Takes Command' at Lincoln Center in New York and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. this August. (more...)

DINOSAUR TRAIN: Classic in the Jurassic Special Debuts on PBS KIDS & DVD in August
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

On Monday, August 18, PBS KIDS premieres “Classic in the Jurassic,” an all-new one hour special from The Jim Henson Company's hit series DINOSAUR TRAIN. (more...)

History of Physical Comedy
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jul 16, 2014

Jim Dale got his big break at an audition after getting a big laugh from a big fall. From that moment on, he would use his physicality for laughs, making him part of a long line of artists unafraid of falling down on the job. (more...)

The New York Philharmonic Adds Changes and Updates to It's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Following is an updated chronological listing incorporating changes to the New York Philharmonic's 2014–15 season since the artists and programs for the season were announced on January 22, 2014. Highlights include: (more...)

Mel Brooks & Carl Reiner to Salute Sid Caesar Tonight; Event to Be Live Streamed
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Two comedic legends, Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner will reunite this evening to pay homage to the late comedian Sid Caesar at the Paley Center in Los Angeles. (more...)

Academy Brings Hollywood Costume To Iconic Wilshire May Company Building
by Movies News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

This fall the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the final showing of the groundbreaking multimedia exhibition Hollywood Costume in the historic Wilshire May Company building (more...)

Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner & Friends Salute Sid Caesar, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

'Sid Caesar was a giant-maybe the best comedian who ever practiced the trade. And I was privileged to be one of his writers and one of his friends.' -Mel Brooks (more...)

CHAPLIN to Run 30 July - 26 August at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Say 'Charlie Chaplin' and the world thinks of his unforgettable character - the little tramp with the big shoes, hat, cane and moustache. But who was the man behind the distinguishable attributes? The story of Charles Chaplin is as great as the stories he gave life to upon the silver screen. He grew up in poor circumstances in the London slums at the turn of the 1900s, with hard work and considerable talent he took the world into the palm of his hands and became one of the most cherished screen stars ever. (more...)

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