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  • BWW Preview: 'I'm in!', New Doors Open When THE GOOD WIFE Returns
    by Jacqueline Bublitz - Sep 14, 2014

    As we get ready for the season 6 premiere of THE GOOD WIFE, we take a look at where we left our gang of lawyers and political players last season, and speculate on where they might be heading next (caution - mild SPOILERS and wishful thinking ahead). (more...)

    BC/EFA Sets Celebrity Appearance, Auction Slate for 28th Annual Flea Market: BEAUTIFUL, LES MIZ, Idina Menzel, Hugh Jackman & More!
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

    The biggest day of the year for Broadway fans will include unique showbiz treasures, the opportunity to meet your favorite cast members and the chance to bid on exclusive backstage experiences as Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS presents the 28th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#bwayflea). (more...)

    WAKE UP with BWW 9/11/14 - THIS IS OUR YOUTH Opens, Yale Drama Prize and More!
    by Jessica Showers - Sep 11, 2014

    Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THIS IS OUR YOUTH takes its first official bows on Broadway tonight, the Yale Drama Series Award ceremony will be held this evening, and more! (more...)

    Billy Magnussen Joins Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce for A SONG AT TWILIGHT Reading
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

    Billy Magnussen joins his previously announced chums - Kristine Nielsen, David Hyde Pierce and Sigourney Weaver - for a reading of Noel Coward's A SONG AT TWILIGHT. The VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE friends are reuniting for a benefit performance to kick off the 2014/2015 season of The Flea Theater. The performance will take place on Monday, September 15. A cocktail reception begins at 6 pm followed by the reading at 7pm and then a talkback with the actors. Flea Artistic Director, Jim Simpson directs the event at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center (199 Chambers St). (more...)

    Deborah Voigt, David Hyde Pierce and More Set for WQXR & Carnegie Hall's 2014-15 CARNEGIE HALL LIVE Series
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

    This fall, WQXR, New York City's classical music station and CARNEGIE HALL will once again bring concerts from the renowned concert hall to national and international audiences through live and recorded broadcasts and webcasts of 12 concerts from the 2014-15 season. (more...)

    Tony-Winner David Hyde Pierce Joins CBS' THE GOOD WIFE
    by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

    Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor David Hyde Pierce will join the critically acclaimed drama THE GOOD WIFE in a recurring role during the show's upcoming sixth season. Pierce will play a highly respected cable news legal commentator who is so disgusted by the corruption and murder rate in Chicago that he decides to run for office in order to affect change. The role will mark Pierce's first appearance in a television series since "Frasier" ended its run in 2004. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: Strawshop's BLACK COMEDY Brings Comedy Into the Light
    by Jay Irwin - Aug 23, 2014

    When physical comedy is done well it can be a beautiful thing. I still marvel at a seven-minute bit David Hyde Pierce did with an ironing board on the show Frasier (seriously, go look it up). But good physical comedy is not easy. Fortunately for us the cast of Strawberry Theatre Workshop's production of "Black Comedy" are more than up to the task as they presented one of the funniest displays of physical comedy I've seen in town since "Boeing Boeing" a few years back. (more...)

    WAKE UP with BWW 8/21/14 - Williams on ACTOR'S STUDIO, 'CHARMING' Tour, Jane Lynch on the Jeffs and More!
    by Jessica Showers - Aug 21, 2014

    Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: INSIDE THE ACTOR'S STUDIO airs its Robin Williams interview tonight, Bret Shuford kicks off his 'CHARMING' tour, and GLEE's Jane Lynch announces Chicago's Jeff Award nominees this morning! (more...)

    David Hyde Pierce-Helmed IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU to Arrive on Broadway This Spring?
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

    In 2011, BroadwayWorld reported that Brian Hargrove and Barbara Anselmi's new musical IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, directed by David Hyde Pierce in its world premiere at the George Street Playhouse that year, would be coming to Broadway. Now according to an Equity casting notice, it seems like the show will indeed land on Broadway, with rehearsals set to begin in January 2015. The musical will open on or around March 26, 2015. (more...)

    Mike Reiss Joins Bruce Vilanch and Jerry Adler in RUBBLE at The Provincetown Theater Next Week
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

    EMMY Award-Winner Bruce Vilanch stars in a staged reading of RUBBLE, a new comedy by 4 time EMMY Award-Winning 'The Simpsons' writer, Mike Reiss at The Provincetown Theater. 'The Sopranos' star and Broadway veteran Jerry Adler also joins the cast. The staged reading of RUBBLE will be directed by James Valletti for one night only to benefit The Provincetown Theater. All proceeds go directly to support The Provincetown Theater. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: Iannone and MCT Present MASTER CLASS on the Power of Art
    by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Aug 13, 2014

    In opening Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's 40th Anniversary season, Milwaukee actor Angela Iannone reprises the role of Maria Callas in Terrence McNally's Tony Award winning play Master Class this August. While Callas has ultimately been lauded as the top operatic singer in the last century, Iannone has garnered a 2014 Ten Chimneys Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship under David Hyde Pierce's directorship. Then Iannone was recently awarded Milwaukee's second Ruth Schudson Leading Lady Honoree that adds to her multiple theater achievements. These two women appearing in different eras present a master force on the power of art to transform a cultural landscape and christens Milwaukee's 2014-2015 theater season. (more...)

    Seacoast Repertory Theatre to Screen WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER, 8/27
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

    Seacoast Repertory Theatre is proud to announce that Let's “B” Reel: Cult Classic Films at The Rep will screen Wet Hot American Summer August 27that 7:30PM. In addition to the screening of the cult comedy, Let's “B” Reel will have its first ever “Quote-A-Long” encouraging audience members to raise their voices and quote along in time with the film. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: SPAMALOT Brings Old Jokes and New to Pittsburgh CLO
    by Greg Kerestan - Aug 07, 2014

    If you think you know what the Knights who Formerly Said 'Ni' say now, you may be in for a pleasant surprise at the CLO's irreverent comedy. (more...)

    THE STANDBYS Doc, Spotlighting Broadway Understudies, Out Now on iTunes
    by Movies News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

    Three Broadway understudies (Ben Crawford, Merwin Foard and Alena Watters) are profiled in Stephanie Riggs' documentary THE STANDBYS (Sunchaser Entertainment -- 76 minutes/NR). The DigiNext Films release, also featuring Broadway veterans and headliners Bebe Neuwirth and David Hyde Pierce, is available beginning today on Apple's iTunes platform for HD/SD purchase or rental. Fans of the movie can also purchase the original music soundtrack via iTunes, including individual tracks. (more...)

    Photo Coverage: On the SEX WITH STRANGERS Opening Night Red Carpet with David Hyde Pierce, Kristine Nielsen & More
    by Walter McBride - Jul 31, 2014

    Second Stage Theatre continues its 35th Anniversary Season with Laura Eason's SEX WITH STRANGERS, directed by David Schwimmer and starring Anna Gunn and Billy Magnussen. The production opened last night, and BroadwayWorld was on the scene to capture opening night arrivals, featuring appearances by Kristine Nielsen, David Hyde Pierce, Lauren Molina and more! (more...)

    Actors Co-Op to Present THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD at the Crossley Theatre, 9/17-10/26
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

    Actors Co-op announces its first show in its 2014-2015 season (and 23rd year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with an immersive and environmental production of the five-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical 'Whodunit,' THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, book, music and lyrics by Rupert Holmes, choreography by Julie Hall, musical direction by Jake Anthony and directed by Stephen Van Dorn. THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD will begin previews on Wednesday, September 17 and Thursday, September 18 at 8pm and will open on Friday, September 19 at 8pm and run through Sunday, October 26 at the Actors Co-op Crossley Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

    Kelly Briggs Stars in Monty Python's SPAMALOT, Beginning Tonight at NJ's Surflight Theatre
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

    Monty Python's SPAMALOT, the madcap Tony Award-winning musical continues Surflight Theatre's 65th Anniversary Season from today, July 30, through August 24. Directed by Charlie Siedenburg and choreographed by Jenn Rapp, with music direction by Henco Espag, Monty Python's SPAMALOT will have a press opening on July 31 at 8pm. (more...)

    NJ's Surflight Theatre to Present Monty Python's SPAMALOT, 7/30-8/24
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

    Monty Python's SPAMALOT, the madcap Tony Award-winning musical continues Surflight Theatre's 65th Anniversary Seasonfrom July 30 - August 24. Directed by Charlie Siedenburg and choreographed by Jenn Rapp, with music direction by Henco Espag, Monty Python's SPAMALOT will have a press opening on July 31 at 8pm. (more...)

    Sunday Night Animated Comedies Draw A-List Stars This Fall on FOX, Includes Jane Fonda, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Liam Neeson, Aziz Ansari, and More
    by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

    This fall, FOX attracts an all-star lineup of guest voices on returning animated series AMERICAN DAD, beginning Sunday, Sept. 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), with two back-to back episodes; THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) and a special one-hour broadcast of FAMILY GUY (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), premiering Sunday, Sept. 28; and BOB'S BURGERS, debuting Sunday, Oct. 5 (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT). (more...)

    BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Debra Monk!
    by Ken Womble - Jul 18, 2014

    Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too (Hansen Publishing Group, 373 pages, $24.99). In anticipation of the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from Debra Monk! (more...)

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