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Broadway's Carothers Announces Encore Performances of THE VOICE WITHIN at The DuplexBroadway's Carothers Announces Encore Performances of THE VOICE WITHIN at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

THE VOICE WITHIN, written by and starring Broadway's Lindsey Brett Carothers (Bring it On, WICKED (National Tour)) will return to The Duplex for two performances this fall after its acclaimed world premiere on August 7.  The newly announced dates are Thursday September 22nd at 9:30, and Sunday October 9th at 7pm.  The show is directed by Marshall Pailet with music direction by Andrea Grody. Drew Fornarola and Madame Mathieu Productions will produce. (more...)

Rebel Wilson to Star in DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Remake at MGMRebel Wilson to Star in DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Remake at MGM
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Rebel Wilson, currently making her West End debut in the revival of GUYS AND DOLLS, is set to star in a reboot of the 1988 comedy DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS from MGM studios. (more...)

Tony Shalhoub, John Cariani, Katrina Lenk and More to Lead THE BAND'S VISIT Premiere at Atlantic Theater CompanyTony Shalhoub, John Cariani, Katrina Lenk and More to Lead THE BAND'S VISIT Premiere at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company just announced casting for the world premiere musical The Band's Visit, directed by Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer and featuring a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses, an original score by three-time Tony Award nominee David Yazbekand choreography by Lee Sher. (more...)

BWW Review: PPT'S Marvelous THE FULL MONTY Presents More Than Eye CandyBWW Review: PPT'S Marvelous THE FULL MONTY Presents More Than Eye Candy
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Aug 1, 2016

'Everything which is necessary, the entire thing, the whole shebang.' This was the original meaning of the British slang term 'the full monty,' before the 1997 British film of the same name. At Peninsula Players (PPT) in August 2016, everything which is necessary, the whole shebang, appears on stage in their marvelous production of The Full Monty. Ever since the 1997 British version heralded this cult classic term, these words have transformed in meaning to mean, 'full nudity.' Which is exactly the meaning Terrence McNally, (book), and David Yazbek (lyrics and music) displayed in their 2000 adaptation musical production reset in Buffalo, New York and applies to six unemployed steel workers. Or named in an alternate title completely reality, 21st century: Desperate Men, Desperate Moves, Desperate Mania. (more...)

THE FULL MONTY Now on Stage through August 14 in WisconsinTHE FULL MONTY Now on Stage through August 14 in Wisconsin
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

 Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's professional theatrical icon, continues its 81st season throughAugust 14 with the lively, uplifting pop-rock musical that takes it all off, 'The Full Monty' with book by Terrence McNally and music and lyrics by David Yazbek.   'The Full Monty.'   'The Full Monty' contains adult themes, language and nudity. (more...)

Thou Hath No Fear to Shed All in Peregrine's FULL MONTYThou Hath No Fear to Shed All in Peregrine's FULL MONTY
by Kristen Morale - Jul 24, 2016

With a book by Terrence McNally, music and lyrics by David Yazbek and now under the direction of (and also featuring choreography by) Terry Norgeot, The Full Monty has arrived at the Provincetown Theatre, in association with Peregrine Theatre Ensemble. Based on the cult-hit film of the same name, this ten-time Tony-Award nominee is one of the most unconventionally 'real' musicals you are ever bound to say; it is a surprisingly dramatic story trapped in the body of a semi-comedic musical, and the songs are an added bonus in bringing both its characters and the audience away from real-life issues by the comedic way in which they are dealt with. (more...)

Tony Danza, Jennifer Damiano and More Slated for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 BelowTony Danza, Jennifer Damiano and More Slated for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond, including Tony Danza, Jennifer Damiano and more. (more...)

Lindsey Brett Carothers to Premiere THE VOICE WITHINat The Duplex 8/7Lindsey Brett Carothers to Premiere THE VOICE WITHINat The Duplex 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Broadway's Lindsey Brett Carothers (Bring it On, WICKED (National Tour)) will premiere her new one-woman show, THE VOICE WITHIN, on August 7 at 9:30pm at The Duplex Cabaret Theater.  Written and performed by Carothers, the show is directed by Marshall Pailet with music direction by Andrea Grody. Drew Fornarola and Madame Mathieu Productions will produce. (more...)

BWW Review: MTW Delivers Great Big Stuff with DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELSBWW Review: MTW Delivers Great Big Stuff with DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
by Don Grigware - Jul 12, 2016

Based on a 1980s film starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is terribly silly and much of the dialogue & lyrics imbued with an overabundance of sexual innuendos, but that's AOK, as this is not Stephen Sondheim, but a jazzy, feel good, laugh out loud type of show. As many times as I've seen it, I always fall directly into the trap...like most audience I'm hooked, especially if the two male leads are properly cast. In this new production at MTW, Davis Gaines plays Lawrence Jamison, the king of cons, and could not be more perfect. At his side is Benjamin Schrader as Freddy Benson, the rubber-faced comedic schmuck who pleads with Jamison to take him on and teach him the ropes, the tricks of the trade. These two head up a glorious cast under the uber skilled direction'choreography of Billy Sprague Jr., and what results is a triumphant hit for MTW... through July 24 only. (more...)

Peregrine Theatre Ensemble's THE FULL MONTY Will Open July 18Peregrine Theatre Ensemble's THE FULL MONTY Will Open July 18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

Peregrine Theatre Ensemble begins performances of their summer musical The Full Monty with two special 'BEAR WEEK' preview's on July 15th and 16th followed by their OPENING NIGHT on July 18th with an optional pre-performance reception. (more...)

BWW TV: Jennifer Damiano, Rob McClure & More Preview Upcoming Shows at Feinstein's/54 Below!BWW TV: Jennifer Damiano, Rob McClure & More Preview Upcoming Shows at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by Randy Rainbow - Jul 2, 2016

Tony nominated actress Jennifer Damiano (July 26-30); singer actress Lorna Luft; Tony nominated actor Rob McClure (July 1-2); The Skivvies - Lauren Molina andNick Cearley (July 9, 25, 31, August 5); Tony nominated composer/lyricist David Yazbek (July 29-30) previewed selections from their upcoming engagements at Feinstein's/54 Below. BroadwayWorld is bringing you a special sneak peek below! (more...)

Tony Danza, Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below in JulyTony Danza, Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

This July, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Musical Theatre West's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELSPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Musical Theatre West's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Broadway's scamming, scheming, double-crossing musical hit DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS cons its way onto the Carpenter Center Stage via Musical Theatre West (MTW) for 13 performances July 8-24. The production stars Broadway veterans Davis Gaines (Phantom of the Opera,Camelot) and Benjamin Schrader (Book of Mormon, Avenue Q), and Ovation Award nominee (for MTW'sYoung Frankenstein) Rebecca Ann Johnson. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at them in character below! (more...)

Gregory Harrell Set to Perform LOVERS AND OTHER KILLERS at Don't Tell Mama on 8/15Gregory Harrell Set to Perform LOVERS AND OTHER KILLERS at Don't Tell Mama on 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2016

Gregory Harrell is bringing his show LOVERS AND OTHER KILLERS to Don't Tell Mama on August 15th at 7pm. The performance will feature songs by Bette Midler, David Yazbek, Dianne Reeves, Nancy Wilson, The Civil Wars, Rupert Holmes, Kander and Ebb, Shirley Bassey, Nat King Cole, Sondheim, Justin Bieber, Cole Porter, and more.  (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Rob McClure, Jennifer Damiano & More Preview Shows at Feinstein's/54 Below!FREEZE FRAME: Rob McClure, Jennifer Damiano & More Preview Shows at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by Walter McBride - Jun 21, 2016

Earlier today, Tony nominated actress Jennifer Damiano (July 26-30); singer actress Lorna Luft (June 22-25); Tony nominated actor Rob McClure (July 1-2); The Skivvies - Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley (July 9, 25, 31, August 5); Tony nominated composer/lyricist David Yazbek (July 29-30) previewed selections from their upcoming engagements at Feinstein's/54 Below. Check out a photo preview from the big day below! (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Names Artistic Company for 81st SeasonPeninsula Players Theatre Names Artistic Company for 81st Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, announces company members for its 81st season, running June 14 through October 16, 2016. The mix of plays include a late-in-life romance, an intriguing whodunit, a raucous pop-rock musical, an engaging Midwest premiere and a wildly comic thriller. (more...)

Artes de la Rosa to Present WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWNArtes de la Rosa to Present WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Artes de la Rosa is proud to announce principle casting for the REGIONAL PREMIERE of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown receiving its first North Texas staging this July. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theater Picks for Orange County/Costa Mesa!Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theater Picks for Orange County/Costa Mesa!
by Michael L. Quintos - Jun 3, 2016

Yes, Summer in Orange County, California is often marked with escalating temperatures, the Laguna Beach Arts festival, and heavy beach traffic, but you can still escape the heat by jumping into an air-conditioned theater... where O.C. theaters are still buzzing with excitement (except those that have ended their season). Everywhere from Costa Mesa and Fullerton to Santa Ana and Irvine (and even our county-line neighbors in La Mirada and Long Beach), there are lots of stage goodies to fill your live theater cravings. (more...)


by Iris Moebius - May 31, 2016

Die Spielzeit 2016/2107 am Landestheater Linz wird wieder funf Musicalpremieren beinhalten, darunter mit IN 80 TAGEN UM DIE WELT EINE Urauffuhrung, mit PRELUDES eine europaische Erstauffuhrung direkt nach der kritisch-gefeierten New Yorker Off-Broadway Premiere, und eine deutschsprachige Erstauffuhrung mit GHOST - NACHRICHT VON SAM. Ebenfalls auf dem Programm stehen der modere Musical-Hit THE FULL MONTY und der Bernstein-Klassiker ON THE TOWN. Der Vorverkauf ist bereits eroffnet. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, THE FULL MONTY's Boys Let It Go, 2001Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, THE FULL MONTY's Boys Let It Go, 2001
by Michael Dale - May 29, 2016

Patrick Wilson, John Ellison Conlee, Jason Danieley, Andre De Shields, Marcus Neville and Romain Fruge were the naked boys singing on the 2001 Tony telecast. (more...)

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