Diane Paulus News

BWW Reviews: The Muny's Intoxicating Production of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS
by Chris Gibson - Jul 09, 2014

Though the weather was stormy on the opening night of the MUNY's presentation of the American Repertory Theater's 2011 update of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, and believe me I drove through some heavy downpours as I made my way to Forest Park, somehow the rain held off and allowed this wonderful show to proceed. Purists have been in an uproar over the fact that the original show has been altered, and while I certainly understand what all the fuss was about, there's no denying the fact that this new interpretation is a moving and compelling production that's definitely a winning crowd-pleaser. (more...)

Diane Paulus Discusses Details Of FINDING NEVERLAND
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 08, 2014

The cast of the hotly anticipated new stage adaptation of the recent PETER PAN-centric film FINDING NEVERLAND is currently in rehearsals and they took some time out to celebrate Independence Day with an impromptu sing-a-long during the fireworks festivities as evidenced in a new video clip shared on social media and now available to view. (more...)

Photo Flash: A.R.T.'s FINDING NEVERLAND - Full Rehearsal Shots!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director and William Russo, Managing Director; announced today the casting for its first production of its 2014/15 Season: the world premiere of the musical Finding Neverland, with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Elliot Kennedy, book by James Graham, directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus with choreography by Mia Michaels, presented at A.R.T. by special arrangement with Harvey Weinstein. The production begins previews at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street in Cambridge, MA on Wednesday, July 23 and runs through Sunday, September 28. The production will be available for press viewing starting Wednesday, August 13. Invitations for press opening will be sent out in late July. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly Shares Backstage Video From FINDING NEVERLAND
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 08, 2014

The highly anticipated stage adaptation of the hit PETER PAN-centric film FINDING NEVERLAND is currently in rehearsals and a new look behind the scenes is now available via an amusing new video clip shared by show star Laura Michelle Kelly. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND Cast Performs Impromptu Independence Day Serenade
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 07, 2014

The cast of the hotly anticipated new stage adaptation of the recent PETER PAN-centric film FINDING NEVERLAND is currently in rehearsals and they took some time out to celebrate Independence Day with an impromptu sing-a-long during the fireworks festivities as evidenced in a new video clip shared on social media and now available to view. (more...)

Behind The Scenes Of FINDING NEVERLAND Set Construction
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 03, 2014

The cast and crew of the highly anticipated stage adaptation of the hit PETER PAN-centric film FINDING NEVERLAND currently in rehearsals can be spotted getting into the pirate life in a series of new shots released by the production this week. (more...)

Bridget Everett, SPEAKEASY CIRCUS, SEXYBACK: OR WHAT YOU WILL and More Set for OBERON, July-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

OBERON, the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.)'s second stage and club theater venue on the fringe of Harvard Square, announces the return of cabaret performer Bridget Everett on Wednesday, August 27th at 8pm, as well as other exciting and original programming during the month of July and August. (more...)

Photo Flash: American Repertory Theater Hosts Barbecue for FINDING NEVERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Last Monday, the American Repertory Theater hosted a barbecue for the cast and creatives for the upcoming musical FINDING NEVERLAND. Check below for a photo from the event! (more...)

New FINDING NEVERLAND Rehearsal Photos Released
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 26, 2014

The cast and crew of the highly anticipated stage adaptation of the hit PETER PAN-centric film FINDING NEVERLAND currently in rehearsals can be spotted getting into the pirate life in a series of new shots released by the production this week. (more...)

Sasha Allen, Kyle Selig and More to Star in PIPPIN National Tour, Coming to the Smith Center, 11/25-30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The producers of the Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical Pippin announced casting for the U.S. national tour, which runs Nov. 25-30 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. This all-new production of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's Pippin is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus and features choreography by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers). (more...)

ONCE Will Return to Minneapolis in Summer 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Once, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, returns to Minneapolis by popular demand for a limited engagement June 23-28, 2015, at Hennepin Theatre Trust's State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. Tickets for Once are on sale now to subscribers, groups and Trust Donors. Single tickets will be available at a later date. For more information, visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org or call 1.800.859.7469 (SHOW). (more...)

Breaking News: Sasha Allen to Star as 'Leading Player' in PIPPIN Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

This just in! Sasha Allen, who won the hearts of millions for being one of the Top 5 on Season 4 of NBC's 'The Voice,' will play the role of 'Leading Player' for the U.S. national tour of PIPPIN. The tour launches on September 10, 2014 at the Buell Theatre in Denver, CO. This all-new production of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's PIPPIN is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus and features choreography by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers). (more...)

National Tour of PIPPIN Coming to Chicago in Summer 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced that the Tony Award winning Broadway Musical PIPPIN will play Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) for two weeks only, July 28 - August 9, 2015. (more...)

They've Got Magic To Do! Sasha Allen, Kyle Selig & Original Broadway Cast Member John Rubinstein to Lead PIPPIN National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The producers of the Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical Pippin have announced casting for the U.S. national tour which launches in Denver at the Buell Theatre. (more...)

ONCE National Tour Coming to Andrew Jackson Hall, 9/16-21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

ONCE, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall for a limited, one-week engagement from September 16-21. (more...)

PIPPIN Launches National Tour in Denver, Tickets Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Experience the national tour first in Denver of the thrilling 2013 Tony Award-winning musical, PIPPIN - described as "An eye-popping, jaw-dropping, visually stunning extravaganza. The thrill of the season!" by NY1. PIPPIN plays The Buell Theatre September 6 through 20 only. Tickets are on sale now at Denvercenter.org. (more...)

En Garde Arts at BAM Presents Venteran Stories BASETRACK, 11/11-15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

When I was in Afghanistan, all's I wanted to do was come back to America. But when I got home to America there was this empty feeling and I just wanted to go back to Afghanistan. When your life is so extreme every single day, and you're just adrenaline pumping every day, and then you just come home to this perfect little world, it kind of just sets you off balance.­-Lance Corporal Kevin Daly. (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli Debuts New Show Directed by Marilyn Maye, 7/17-31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Gabrielle Stravelli - the acclaimed pop/jazz vocalist called "ingenious" by The Wall Street Journal and known from her tours with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, appearances at the 92nd Street Y and her long-running Soho jazz brunch - will perform an exclusive engagement at The Metropolitan Room for a two week run in July 2014. Her new show, directed by nightlife legend Marilyn Maye, will include selections from her debut CD Waiting in Vain and preview tracks for her upcoming sophomore release. The evening will feature classic standards like "While We're Young" and "Goody Goody," pop hits such as "Young Folks" (Peter, Bjorn and John) and "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" (John Fogerty), in addition to distinctive original compositions. She will be joined by Joshua Richman on piano, Pat O'Leary on bass and Eric Halvorson on drums. (more...)

Broadway's Original PIPPIN Joins the Tony-Winning Cast a Day Early
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Tony Award winner John Rubinstein, who made his Broadway debut and received a Theater World Award for creating the title role in the original 1972 production of Pippin, will join the all-new Tony Award winning production of Pippin in the role of 'Charles.' Mr. Rubinstein will play a limited engagement. He was originally scheduled to begin on Friday, but instead, he will start tonight, June 19, and run until Sunday, July 27, 2014 He is filling in for Terrance Mann's leave of absence. Pippin is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

Jeremy Jordan Monkeys Around In New FINDING NEVERLAND Rehearsal Photos
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 19, 2014

Jeremy Jordan, star of the highly anticipated stage adaptation of the hit PETER PAN-centric film FINDING NEVERLAND currently in rehearsals impresses with some acrobatic antics and apparent energetic enthusiasm for his new role in a series of new shots released by the production this week. (more...)

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