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DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Will Close in March 2015DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Will Close in March 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The critically acclaimed UK premiere of Jerry Mitchell's Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will end its run at The Savoy Theatre on 7 March 2015, according to The Stage. Robert Lindsay, Rufus Hound and Katherine Kingsley will continue with their celebrated performances as Lawrence Jameson, Freddy Benson and Christine Colgate throughout the rest of the show's run. (more...)

WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Begins Previews Tonight in the West EndWOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Begins Previews Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, beginning tonight, December 17, in the West End, stars Tamsin Greig, Haydn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon, Anna Skellern, Ricardo Afonso, Haydn Oakley, Willemijn Verkaik and Seline Hizli. (more...)

Cast Announced for Kokandy Productions' THE FULL MONTY, Running 3/10-4/12Cast Announced for Kokandy Productions' THE FULL MONTY, Running 3/10-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Kokandy Productions is pleased to announce the 20-member cast for its 2015 season opener, the hilarious and heartfelt musical comedy THE FULL MONTY with music and lyrics by David Yazbek, book by Terrence McNally, direction by Co-Artistic Director John D. Glover, choreography by Danny Spagnuolo and musical direction by Resident Music Director Kory Danielson. THE FULL MONTY will play March 10 - April 12, 2015 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

WOMEN ON THE VERGE... Signage Up At The Playhouse!WOMEN ON THE VERGE... Signage Up At The Playhouse!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Olivier Award winner Tamsin Greig makes her musical theatre debut in the UK premiere of David Yazbek andJeffrey Lane's new musical comedy adaptation of Pedro Almodovar's Oscar-nominated film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown - and the signage is starting to go up at the Playhouse Theatre! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Greig, Verkaik, Afonso And More In Rehearsal For WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN!Photo Coverage: Greig, Verkaik, Afonso And More In Rehearsal For WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Check out Johan Persson's snaps from the rehearsal room as Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig makes her musical theatre debut in the UK premiere of David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane's new musical comedy adaptation of Pedro Almodovar's Oscar-nominated film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. (more...)

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Tour Coming to King's Theatre GlasgowDIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Tour Coming to King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

The Ambassador Theatre Group and Jerry Mitchell Productions are delighted to announce a national tour of the critically acclaimed DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS opening at the New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham on 5 May 2015 and making its Scottish debut at the King's Theatre Glasgow from Tuesday 23 June until Saturday 4 July 2015. Casting for the tour will be announced soon. The West End production of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS continues to play at the Savoy Theatre. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for 54 Below this WeekPatti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Coming up this week, 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 or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Seline Hizli Completes WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN CastSeline Hizli Completes WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Seline Hizli completes the cast for Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown joining the previously announced Tamsin Greig, Haydn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon, Anna Skellern, Ricardo Afonso, Haydn Oakley and Willemijn Verkaik. Additional cast includes Marianne Benedict, Holly James, Michael Matus, Rebecca McKinnis, Sarah Moyle, Alastair Natkiel, Nuno Queimado and Dale Rapley. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below this WeekPatti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Coming up this week, 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 or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Patti LuPone Premieres FAR AWAY PLACES Follow-Up at 54 Below TonightPatti LuPone Premieres FAR AWAY PLACES Follow-Up at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone in 'Far Away Places - Part Two' tonight, November 3, through November 15. In an evening conceived and directed by Tony Award winner Scott Wittman, LuPone returns with Part Two of the show which she premiered to critical acclaim when 54 Below opened in June 2012. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for November 3-9 Featuring Patti LuPone, T. Oliver Reid, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for November 3-9 Featuring Patti LuPone, T. Oliver Reid, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Nov 2, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Patti LuPone: Far Away Places Part Two, If It Only Even Runs A Minute: 13th Edition, Vanishing Point, Assassins in the Park with George, and T. Oliver Reid. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan, Annaleigh Ashford & More Set for 54 Below in Coming MonthsPatti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan, Annaleigh Ashford & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

This November and December 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

WICKED's Willemijn Verkaik and More Join Tamsin Greig in West End's WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWNWICKED's Willemijn Verkaik and More Join Tamsin Greig in West End's WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, Pedro Almodovar's WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN has added more big names to its cast, including WICKED's Willemijn Verkaik and Haydn Oakley, WE WILL ROCK YOU's Ricardo Afonso, JERUSALEM's Sarah Moyle, THE WIZARD OF OZ's Marianne Benedict, and VIVA FOREVER's Rebecca McKinnis. (more...)

It's Official! Alex Gaumond to Join West End's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS as 'Freddy Benson'It's Official! Alex Gaumond to Join West End's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS as 'Freddy Benson'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Alex Gaumond (Matilda, Legally Blonde, We Will Rock You) will replace Rufus Hound as the newest conman on the block, Freddy Benson from 11 November 2014 in the critically acclaimed and Best New Musical of 2014, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Chicago Premiere of WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Chicago Premiere of WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN!
by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2014

In its first professional production since its Broadway debut, the musical comedy WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN makes its Chicago area premiere in a brand new production at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, now through October 12. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: World Regional Premiere of WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Is Expertly Done, Coolly ReceivedBWW REVIEWS: World Regional Premiere of WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Is Expertly Done, Coolly Received
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 28, 2014

David Yazbek has shown himself to be a Broadway composer-lyricist to be reckoned with, after a splashy debut with 2000's "The Full Monty," and a meaningful follow-up with 2005's "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels." Both film adaptations, they won Drama Desk Awards for him, as well as Tony nominations. 2010's "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown", also a film adaptation, was Tony-nominated for its score as well, though it suffered a truncated run of only 69 performances. Theatre at the Center in the Chicago suburb of Munster, Indiana, is the location for the show's world regional premiere. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE' at Theatre at the CenterPhoto Flash: First Look at 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE' at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

In its first professional production since its Broadway debut, the musical comedy WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN makes its Chicago area premiere in a brand new production at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, now through October 12, with a press opening on September 21. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Patti LuPone to Premiere FAR AWAY PLACES Follow-Up at 54 Below in NovemberPatti LuPone to Premiere FAR AWAY PLACES Follow-Up at 54 Below in November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone in 'Far Away Places - Part Two' November 3 -15. In an evening conceived and directed by Tony Award winner Scott Wittman, LuPone returns with Part Two of the show which she premiered to critical acclaim when 54 Below opened in June 2012. In this continuation of the show (which will include a few encores from the landmark Part One) she further explores her wanderlust, performing songs by an eclectic group of songwriters including Irving Caesar, Billy Joel, David Yazbek, Johnny Mercer and Kris Kristofferson. (more...)

Harley Jay, Sheldon Robert Morley, Kevin Patrick Doherty & More to Star in Palos Verdes Performing Arts' THE FULL MONTYHarley Jay, Sheldon Robert Morley, Kevin Patrick Doherty & More to Star in Palos Verdes Performing Arts' THE FULL MONTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Palos Verdes Performing Arts (formerly known as Norris Center for the Performing Arts) presents the Broadway smash hit musical comedy, "The Full Monty," September 19 - October 5 at the Norris Theatre in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. Based on the Oscar-winning film, the ten-time Tony-nominated musical masterfully balances irreverent hilarity with an uplifting tale of true friendship and features a witty book by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Terrance McNally ('Ragtime' and 'Kiss of the Spider Woman') and infectious pop-rock music by composer David Yazbek ('Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'). (more...)

Theatre at the Center Pushes 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE' Opening to 9/21 Following Actor's DeathTheatre at the Center Pushes 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE' Opening to 9/21 Following Actor's Death
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

In the wake of the tragic loss of Actor Bernie Yvon, 50, in a car accident on his way to rehearsal of WOMEN ON THE VERGE, Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, IN the theater has moved its press opening to Sunday, Sept. 21 at 2:30pm. Previews begin Saturday, Sept. 13, with George Andrew Wolff assuming the role of the taxi driver that Mr. Yvon had been scheduled to play. After the opening, a small tribute reception will take place at the theater for attendees of the performance. (more...)

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