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Review Roundup: THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE Opens at the PublicReview Roundup: THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE Opens at the Public
by Review Roundups - Oct 22, 2014

The Public Theater presents The Fortress of Solitude, a world premiere musical with a book by Itamar Moses, and music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. Conceived and directed by Daniel Aukin, The Fortress of Solitude runs through Sunday, November 2, with an official press opening tonight, October 22. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Jaygee Macapugay Takes on Role of 'Imelda Marcos' in HERE LIES LOVE TonightJaygee Macapugay Takes on Role of 'Imelda Marcos' in HERE LIES LOVE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Jaygee Macapugay, who appeared in the cast of the off-Broadway hit musical Here Lies Love, will assume the title role of 'Imelda Marcos' with her first official performance tonight, October 20th. (more...)

EXCLUSIVE: Lunchbox Theatrical Productions' James Cundall Talks CHICAGO, What's Next for ManilaEXCLUSIVE: Lunchbox Theatrical Productions' James Cundall Talks CHICAGO, What's Next for Manila
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Oct 19, 2014

Following Lunchbox Theatrical Productions' confirmation of CHICAGO The Musical's strictly limited run from December 3rd to the 21st in Manila--first hinted on BroadwayWorld.com (BWW) four months ago--Lunchbox CEO James Cundall reveals more mega-musical surprises for Manila audiences in a candid sit-down interview with us. (more...)

Jose Llana Talks HERE LIES LOVE & More In BedJose Llana Talks HERE LIES LOVE & More In Bed
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 18, 2014

The star of the Public Theater's highly acclaimed Off-Broadway environmental biomusical HERE LIES LOVE, Jose Llana, recently participated in a unique interview series titled BEDTIME STORIES and the interview is now available to view. (more...)

Breaking News: HERE LIES LOVE to Dance Its Last NYC Disco in JanuaryBreaking News: HERE LIES LOVE to Dance Its Last NYC Disco in January
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

After a sold-out engagement at The Public Theater in 2013 and the current commercial off-Broadway run at The Public Theater producers Joey Parnes and Emursive have announced that the David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's' smash hit musical, Here Lies Love, directed by Alex Timbers, will play its final performance in New York on Sunday, January 4th, 2015. The initial Public Theater production began performances on April 2, 2013 and ended its run (after four extensions) on July 28, 2013. The current production reopened at The Public Theater on April 14, 2014 with an official opening on May 1, 2014 (more...)

Photo Coverage: HERE LIES LOVE Starring Natalie Mendoza!Photo Coverage: HERE LIES LOVE Starring Natalie Mendoza!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Here Lies Love traces the astonishing journey of Imelda Marcos, First Lady of the Philippines, from her meteoric rise to power to descent into infamy and disgrace. (more...)

Review Roundup: HERE LIES LOVE Opens in the West EndReview Roundup: HERE LIES LOVE Opens in the West End
by Review Roundups - Oct 13, 2014

The award-winning New York production of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical Here Lies Love opens the new Dorfman Theatre. Here Lies Love plays now through 8 January, with an official press night held tonight, October 13, 2014. Featuring additional music by Tom Gandeyand J Pardo, the show is directed by Alex Timbers. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Boca Raton Theatre Guild to Stage EVERYDAY RAPTURE, 11/7-23Boca Raton Theatre Guild to Stage EVERYDAY RAPTURE, 11/7-23
by Carol Kassie - Oct 13, 2014

The Boca Raton Theatre Guild was looking for something unique as a follow-up to the company's recent successful productions of Pippin and Chicago: 'Something modern - with music that would appeal to all generations,' says producer Keith Garsson. (more...)

Mimetic Bursary Winner Michael Twaits  to Perform THE LIBERTINE HAS LEFT THE BUILDING, 25-29 NovemberMimetic Bursary Winner Michael Twaits to Perform THE LIBERTINE HAS LEFT THE BUILDING, 25-29 November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Mimetic 2014 has announced that Michael Twaits, the winner of the Mimetic 2014 audience bursary, will be performing his cutting-edge theatre/cabaret show The Libertine Has Left the Building at Mimetic 2014 from 25th-29th November. (more...)

HERE LIES LOVE, Starring Natalie Mendoza, Opens Tonight in LondonHERE LIES LOVE, Starring Natalie Mendoza, Opens Tonight in London
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

The award-winning New York production of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical Here Lies Love opens the new Dorfman Theatre (formerly the Cottesloe), following its complete refurbishment as part of the NT Future project. Here Lies Love plays now through 8 January, with an official press night held tonight 13 October 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Natalie Mendoza, Mark Bautista and More in London's HERE LIES LOVEPhoto Flash: First Look at Natalie Mendoza, Mark Bautista and More in London's HERE LIES LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The award-winning New York production ofDavid Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical Here Lies Love will open the new Dorfman Theatre (formerly the Cottesloe), following its complete refurbishment as part of the NT Future project.Here Lies Love plays from tonight 30 September to 8 January, with a press night on 13 October. (more...)

Save $20 on HERE LIES LOVE the 'Exhilarating' new musicalSave $20 on HERE LIES LOVE the 'Exhilarating' new musical
by Contests - Broadway - Oct 9, 2014

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BWW Reviews: The Who's TOMMY at Mad Cow TheatreBWW Reviews: The Who's TOMMY at Mad Cow Theatre
by Justin J Sacramone - Oct 8, 2014

Season 18 at the Mad Cow Theatre Company is here, and up first: THE WHO'S TOMMY. The 1993 Best Musical nominee is considered to be Broadway's first Rock Opera turned Rock Musical. Shows like Greenday's AMERICAN IDIOT, Stew's PASSING STRANGE, and, more recently, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's HERE LIES LOVE all followed. But it was The Who that first took their concept rock album and turned it into a warm-blooded stage musical. In doing so they attracted a younger audience (that once looked at Musical Theatre as something their grandparents listened to on vinyl) to Broadway. (more...)

Ruthie Ann Miles Will Depart HERE LIES LOVE this Month; New 'Imelda Marcos' AnnouncedRuthie Ann Miles Will Depart HERE LIES LOVE this Month; New 'Imelda Marcos' Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Jaygee Macapugay, currently featured in the cast of the off-Broadway hit musical Here Lies Love, will assume the title role of Imelda Marcos with her first official performance on Monday October 20th. Ruthie Ann Miles who originated the role will play her final performance on Saturday October 18th. Tobias Wong has also joined the cast and is now playing the role of the D.J. (more...)

Joyce Theater Foundation Selects Twyla Tharp as 2014-2016 Artist-in-ResidenceJoyce Theater Foundation Selects Twyla Tharp as 2014-2016 Artist-in-Residence
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2014

Linda Shelton, Executive Director of The Joyce Theater Foundation, today announced that The Joyce has selected world-renowned, award-winning choreographer Twyla Tharp as its Artist-in-Residence. (more...)

HERE LIES LOVE Remix Collection Now AvailableHERE LIES LOVE Remix Collection Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

?The Remix Collection from Here Lies Love, featuring reimaginings of the music from David Byrne andFatboy Slim's off-Broadway hit, is out now on Todomundo!, get it here. A collection of 14 tracks remixed by Matt Stine and Justin Levine, all proceeds will be donated to Gawad Kalinga, a charity dedicated to typhoon relief and ending poverty in the Philippines for 5 million families by 2024. The album is available at Here Lies Love performances at The Public Theater in New York and Dorfman Theater in London as well as via the Here Lies Love website, DavidByrne.com and other outlets. (more...)

Adam Mansbach to Release Sequel to GO THE F**K TO SLEEP - YOU HAVE TO F**KING EATAdam Mansbach to Release Sequel to GO THE F**K TO SLEEP - YOU HAVE TO F**KING EAT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

From Adam Mansbach, the author of the international best seller Go the F**k to Sleep, comes the long-awaited sequel about the other great parental frustration: getting your little angel to eat something that even vaguely resembles a normal meal. (more...)

Rufus Wainwright to Play Ridgefield Playhouse, 10/19Rufus Wainwright to Play Ridgefield Playhouse, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Grammy nominee Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. In his Best of Rufus Wainwright concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, October 19, at 8 p.m., he'll bring together a variety of genres including, pop, opera, baroque, rock, classical and ragtime into his own unique style. (more...)

HERE LIES LOVE Coming to Sydney, Australia in May 2015!HERE LIES LOVE Coming to Sydney, Australia in May 2015!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

New York's smash hit musical Here Lies Love, which continues its open-end engagement at the Public Theater and is traveling across the pond this month with a London production opening at the Dorfman Theatre, is now set to go Down Under with an Australian production set to premiere in May 2015. (more...)

Remix Edition of HERE LIES LOVE Cast Recording to Benefit Philippines CharityRemix Edition of HERE LIES LOVE Cast Recording to Benefit Philippines Charity
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Todomundo! is set to release The Remix Collection from Here Lies Love, featuring reimaginings of the music from David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's off-Broadway hit, on September 30, preorder it today here. A collection of 14 tracks remixed by Matt Stine and Justin Levine, all proceeds will be donated to Gawad Kalinga, a charity dedicated to typhoon relief and ending poverty in the Philippines for 5 million families by 2024. The album will be available at Here Lies Love performances at The Public Theater in New York and Dorfman Theater in London as well as via the Here Lies Love website, DavidByrne.com and other outlets. (more...)

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