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Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

BWW TV: Full Trailer of Ahrens & Flaherty's LUCKY STIFF, Starring Alexander, James, Shindle & More!BWW TV: Full Trailer of Ahrens & Flaherty's LUCKY STIFF, Starring Alexander, James, Shindle & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 23, 2015

Yesterday, BroadwayWorld debuted an exclusive look at the new movie version of the  Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty musical LUCKY STIFF. Today, you can check out the film's full trailer (more...)

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Sneak Peek of LUCKY STIFF, Starring Jason Alexander, Nikki M. James, Kate ShindleBWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Sneak Peek of LUCKY STIFF, Starring Jason Alexander, Nikki M. James, Kate Shindle
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 22, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive sneak peek of the new film adaptation of the Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty musical LUCKY STIFF. This hysterical musical comedy with a romantic heart stars Tony Award Winners Jason Alexander (JEROME ROBBINS BROADWAY, FISH IN THE DARK) and Nikki M. James (THE BOOK OF MORMON, PRELUDES), and Kate Shindle (LEGALLY BLONDE, WONDERLAND), Dennis Farina, Pamela Shaw, and Dominic Marsh (more...)

Review Roundup: Hein & Sankoff's COME FROM AWAY at La Jolla PlayhouseReview Roundup: Hein & Sankoff's COME FROM AWAY at La Jolla Playhouse
by Review Roundups - Jun 15, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse's season opener, COME FROM AWAY, is a world-premiere musical featuring book, music and lyrics by award-winning husband-and-wife team David Hein andIrene Sankoff, directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. The production runs now through July 12 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Over 20 Events as Part of 2015 Without Walls FestivalLa Jolla Playhouse Announces Over 20 Events as Part of 2015 Without Walls Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

?La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for its commitment to the development of new work and new theatrical forms, is pleased to announce the projects and collaborators for its second Without Walls (WoW) Festival taking place October 9 - 11. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Named for Chaffin's Barn's ALL SHOOK UPCast, Creative Team Named for Chaffin's Barn's ALL SHOOK UP
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 15, 2015

Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - Nashville's venerable entertainment center, which for 49 years has been the theater home to thousands of actors, directors, technicians and artists - has announced the creative team and cast for this summer's eagerly anticipated production of All Shook Up, slated to run July 23-August 30. (more...)

Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla PlayhouseBetsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for 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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at COME FROM AWAY at La Jolla PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at COME FROM AWAY at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse recently announced a second week-long extension for its season opener, Come from Away, a world-premiere musical featuring book, music and lyrics by award-winning husband-and-wife team David Hein and Irene Sankoff, and directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. The production runs now through July 12 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

LUCKY STIFF Movie Set For NYC Premiere & VOD 7/24; New Poster UnveiledLUCKY STIFF Movie Set For NYC Premiere & VOD 7/24; New Poster Unveiled
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 2, 2015

LUCKY STIFF is coming to NYC and VOD! (more...)

Photo Coverage: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Cast Records AlbumPhoto Coverage: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Cast Records Album
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 30, 2015

The new Broadway musical Doctor Zhivago, which opened at the Broadway Theatre on April 21st, 2015, recorded its cast album on Thursday, May 28th. Authors include composer Lucy Simon (The Secret Garden), lyricists Michael Korie (Grey Gardens) and Amy Powers (the two multi-platinum Sunset Boulevard hits) and book writer Michael Weller (screenwriter for Hair and Ragtime). Check out photos from the recording session below! (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse's World-Premiere Musical COME FROM AWAY Begins TonightLa Jolla Playhouse's World-Premiere Musical COME FROM AWAY Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Due to popular demand, La Jolla Playhouse recently announced a second week-long extension for its season opener, Come from Away, a world-premiere musical featuring book, music and lyrics by award-winning husband-and-wife team David Hein and Irene Sankoff, and directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. The production show will now run tonight, May 29, through July 12 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Extends COME FROM AWAYLa Jolla Playhouse Extends COME FROM AWAY
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Due to popular demand, La Jolla Playhouse announces a second week-long extension for its season opener, Come from Away, a world-premiere musical featuring book, music and lyrics by award-winning husband-and-wife team David Hein and Irene Sankoff, and directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. The production show will now run May 29 - July 12 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO to Get Official Broadway Cast Recording!DOCTOR ZHIVAGO to Get Official Broadway Cast Recording!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

It was announced today that the new Broadway musical Doctor Zhivago, which opened at the Broadway Theatre on April 21st, 2015, will record its cast album on Thursday, May 28th (more...)

The Drama League to Host Centennial Gala in NovemberThe Drama League to Host Centennial Gala in November
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The Drama League, embarking on a landmark year of celebration commemorating its 100 years of service to the American theater, announced today The Drama League Centennial Gala set for Monday evening, November 2, 2015 at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue). Cocktails and silent auction will begin at 7:00 p.m. followed by dinner and performance at 8:00 p.m.  Special Guests and performers will be announced at a later date.  The Centennial Gala Committee is now in formation; tables and seats are available by calling (212) 244-9494. (more...)

Cape Cod Theatre Project's 2015 Season to Feature New Works by Hnath, Jacqmin, Armento & KingCape Cod Theatre Project's 2015 Season to Feature New Works by Hnath, Jacqmin, Armento & King
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Artistic Director Hal Brooks has announced that the 21st Season of the Cape Cod Theatre Project will feature staged readings of new work by Lucas Hnath, Laura Jacqmin, Kevin Armento, and actor-turned-playwright Ryan King. The 2015 Season, the fourth under Mr. Brooks' leadership, runs weekends from July 2 through July 25, 2015 in Falmouth, MA. (more...)

The Mountain Play Association Adds PETER PAN to 102nd SeasonThe Mountain Play Association Adds PETER PAN to 102nd Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The Mountain Play - 'A Great Outdoor Theatre Adventure' and the San Francisco Bay Area's most magical outdoor theater experience, is proud to present Broadway's timeless musical Peter Pan directed by Michael Schwartz for its 102nd  season in May and June of 2015.   (more...)

Matt Cardle Joins West End's MEMPHISMatt Cardle Joins West End's MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Multi-platinum selling recording artist and songwriter Matt Cardle, who rose to fame winning the seventh series of ITVs The X Factor will join the cast of MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL in London, it is today announced. Cast and company of the award-winning 'Best Musical' at the Shaftesbury Theatre are delighted to welcome Matt who will star as radio DJ 'Huey Calhoun' from 6 July, taking over from Killian Donnelly who originated the role in the West End. (more...)

Beverley Knight Extends Run in MEMPHIS; Matt Cardle to Join CastBeverley Knight Extends Run in MEMPHIS; Matt Cardle to Join Cast
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Multi-platinum selling recording artist and songwriter Matt Cardle, who rose to fame winning the seventh series of ITVs The X Factor will join the cast of MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL in London, it is today announced. Cast and company of the award-winning 'Best Musical' at the Shaftesbury Theatre are delighted to welcome Matt who will star as radio DJ 'Huey Calhoun' from 6 July, taking over from Killian Donnelly who originated the role in the West End. (more...)

The Skivvies, Darrell Hammond & More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2015 LineupThe Skivvies, Darrell Hammond & More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) has added many exciting special events to their 2015 Season line-up. (more...)

LUCKY STIFF, Starring Jason Alexader & Nikki M. James Coming to U.S. Theaters & On Demand This JulyLUCKY STIFF, Starring Jason Alexader & Nikki M. James Coming to U.S. Theaters & On Demand This July
by Movies News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Veteran independent film distributor Richard Abramowitz announced that his company Abramorama, will release LUCKY STIFF in New York City on July 24th. The Orchard will compliment the theatrical release by making the film available to all U.S. and Canadian cable, satellite and digital platforms for a simultaneous day and date release. (more...)

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