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BWW Reviews: THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED at Desert Rose PlayhouseBWW Reviews: THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED at Desert Rose Playhouse
by Audrey Liebross - Apr 23, 2015

The Desert Rose Playhouse, in Rancho Mirage, California, is presenting yet another fine production - its last show for the 2014-15 season. Douglas Carter Beane's THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED is an edgy comedy which raises serious questions and which contains serious moments, especially in the second act. It is well-acted and superbly staged. I recommend this show for adults with one caveat: It contains brief moments of full frontal male nudity, and is therefore not suitable for everyone. (more...)

National Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Feature MOTOWN, CINDERELLA & MoreNational Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Feature MOTOWN, CINDERELLA & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Broadway at the National announces its 2015-16 season, featuring the Washington premieres of Motown The Musical, the story of Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, the TonyŽ Award-winning Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, with its fresh new take on the beloved tale, and the reconceived adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, featuring additional new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The full subscription series also includes the highly anticipated return of Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, as well as everyone's favorite orphan, Annie. (more...)

Patti LuPone to be Honored at the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation's GalaPatti LuPone to be Honored at the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation's Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Patti LuPone will receive the Ellis Island Family Heritage Award at The Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation's 'Gala in the Great Hall' on Tuesday, May 19th at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. (more...)

Patti LuPone to Bring FAR AWAY PLACES to Schimmel CenterPatti LuPone to Bring FAR AWAY PLACES to Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

For one night only on Saturday, May 9 at 7:30pm, Broadway legend Patti LuPone will perform in her critically-acclaimed concert, Far Away Places, conceived and directed by Scott Wittman with musical arrangements by Joseph Thalken at Pace University's Schimmel Center. A Broadway superstar for more than 30 years, Ms. LuPone is a two-time Tony Winner (Best performance by a leading actress) for Evita and Gypsy; an Olivier recipient (for her performance in London's LES MISERABLES); and a two-time Grammy winner (Best Classical recording and Best Opera recording for Rise and Fall of Mahagonny). She takes us on a musical journey with thrilling renditions of songs by an eclectic list of songwriters, including Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Willie Nelson, Kurt Weill, Edith Piaf, Frederick Hollander, and, even The BeeGees. (more...)

Danny Burstein-Led FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Revival Will Open on Broadway Next January!Danny Burstein-Led FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Revival Will Open on Broadway Next January!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Jam Theatricals just announced that five-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Award winner Danny Burstein (Cabaret, Golden Boy, Follies, South Pacific) will step into the iconic role of Tevye when Fiddler on the Roofbegins performances on Broadway on November 17, 2015. Rehearsals are set to begin September 28, 2015. (more...)

Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams & Zoe Winters Will Join Patti LuPone & Michael Urie in LCT's SHOWS FOR DAYSJordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams & Zoe Winters Will Join Patti LuPone & Michael Urie in LCT's SHOWS FOR DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams, and Zoe Winters will join Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, and Michael Urie in its upcoming production of SHOWS FOR DAYS, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, to be directed by Jerry Zaks. The production will begin performances Saturday evening, June 6 and open on Monday, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Colorful First Poster For Patti LuPone & Michael Urie In SHOWS FOR DAYS At Lincoln CenterColorful First Poster For Patti LuPone & Michael Urie In SHOWS FOR DAYS At Lincoln Center
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 4, 2015

Patti LuPone and Michael Urie back on Broadway, together! (more...)

SISTER ACT Tour Coming to Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 4/14-19SISTER ACT Tour Coming to Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 4/14-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Direct from Broadway, SISTER ACT, the hilarious, five-time Tony-nominated musical smash, is coming to Miami. Called 'In a word, DIVINE!' by the Associated Press, SISTER ACT opens at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County on April 14 for a limited engagement! (more...)

TheatreZone Sets 11th Season: INTO THE WOODS, XANADU & MoreTheatreZone Sets 11th Season: INTO THE WOODS, XANADU & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

TheatreZone founder and artistic director Mark Danni today unveiled his musical selections for the non-profit Equity professional theatre group's 11th consecutive season opening with legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch's final Broadway show Sweet Smell of Success on January 7, 2016 closely followed by The Boy From Oz in February, Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods in March and concluding with the tap dancing comedic gem Dames at Sea in May. (more...)

FOR THE LOVE OF COMRADES, THE KID THING, SAGITTARIUS PONDEROSA and More Set for NCTC's 2015-16 SeasonFOR THE LOVE OF COMRADES, THE KID THING, SAGITTARIUS PONDEROSA and More Set for NCTC's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

At the annual New Conservatory Theater Center (NCTC) Season Announcement Party for subscribers, donors, artists and press, NCTC Founder & Artistic Director Ed Decker announced the line-up for the 2015-16 subscription season. Regarded nationally and internationally as San Francisco's Premier LGBQI and Allied Theatre Company, NCTC builds on this rich tradition with its 2015-16 Season, featuring exhilarating U.S., regional and world premieres, as well as two extraordinary musicals. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 4/2-5/3Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 4/2-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

?Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the rolling world premiere of Colossal, a new play by Andrew Hinderaker. DTC artistic director Kevin Moriarty directs the Kennedy Center Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award-winning play, which is choreographed by founder and artistic director of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance Joshua L. Peugh. Colossal begins with previews on Thursday, April 2 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through Sunday, May 3. (more...)

BWW Reviews: New CINDERELLA Dreams the Impossible at AhmansonBWW Reviews: New CINDERELLA Dreams the Impossible at Ahmanson
by Don Grigware - Mar 25, 2015

Broadway's Tony Award-winning production of Cinderella (2013) has a brand new book by Douglas Carter Beane and an expanded score of the glorious music of Rodgers & Hammerstein. As the musical based on the fairy tale possesses a more contemporary storyline, both Cinderella (Paige Faure) and Prince Topher (Andy Huntington Jones) are different - they are orphans, whose similarities in character make them a perfect match. No more losing her Venetian glass slipper at the first act curtain, this Cinderella, with much help, love, support and encouragement from her fairy godmother (Kecia Lewis) is in control and journeys into the second act with a mission to make the 'Impossible' truly 'Possible'. (more...)

SISTER ACT National Tour Coming to Palace Theatre, 4/28-5/3SISTER ACT National Tour Coming to Palace Theatre, 4/28-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

irect from Broadway, SISTER ACT, the hilarious, five-time Tony-nominated musical smash, is coming to a Columbus. Called "In a word, DIVINE!" by the Associated Press, SISTER ACT opens at the Palace Theatre on Tuesday, April 28, for a limited engagement. (more...)

Peter Parnell's DADA WOOF PAPA HOT to Kick Off Lincoln Center Theater's 2015-16 SeasonPeter Parnell's DADA WOOF PAPA HOT to Kick Off Lincoln Center Theater's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater has announced the first two productions of its 2015-2016 season: DADA WOOF PAPA HOT, a new play by Peter Parnell, to be directed by Scott Ellis, beginning performances Thursday, October 15 and opening Monday, November 9 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater; and the LCT3 world premiere production of KILL FLOOR, a new play by Abe Koogler, to be directed by Lila Neugebauer, which will begin performances Saturday, October 3, open on Monday, October 19, and run through Sunday, November 15 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Fran Drescher & 'Nanny' Cast Mates Reunite at CINDERELLA Opening NightPhoto Flash: Fran Drescher & 'Nanny' Cast Mates Reunite at CINDERELLA Opening Night
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 19, 2015

At the opening night performance, Drescher reunited with her 'Nanny' cast mates, Charles Shaughnessy and Renee Taylor. Check out photos below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Desert Rose's THE DIVINE SISTER is Indeed Divine, Especially for Those who Love Oddball ComedyBWW Reviews: Desert Rose's THE DIVINE SISTER is Indeed Divine, Especially for Those who Love Oddball Comedy
by Audrey Liebross - Mar 11, 2015

Charles Busch's one-act comedy, THE DIVINE SISTER, appearing at the Desert Rose Playhouse, in Rancho Mirage, is a divine parody of nun movies and a zany comedy. It is almost impossible to describe the over-the-top story, but the production is hilarious and well worth seeing. (more...)

Fran Drescher to Reprise Role in CINDERELLA at the Ahmanson This MonthFran Drescher to Reprise Role in CINDERELLA at the Ahmanson This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Two-time Emmy Award-winner and Golden Globe-nominee Fran Drescher joins the cast of "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella" for the Los Angeles engagement of the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Drescher will reprise the role of the wicked stepmother, 'Madame', a role she played in 2014, making her Broadway debut. (more...)

Wharton Center to Welcome CINDERELLA as First Broadway Show of the 2015-16 SeasonWharton Center to Welcome CINDERELLA as First Broadway Show of the 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, is the first MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center show of the 2015-2016 season. The show opens September 22-27, 2015. (more...)

Mirvish Announces 2015-16 Season - MATILDA, GENTLEMEN'S GUIDE, Bonus Shows and More!Mirvish Announces 2015-16 Season - MATILDA, GENTLEMEN'S GUIDE, Bonus Shows and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

In the 2015-16 season, David Mirvish will present 14 shows in Toronto, consisting of seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series and four shows off-subscription. (more...)

Megan Hilty and Seth Rudetsky to Headline DTC's Centerstage 2015 GalaMegan Hilty and Seth Rudetsky to Headline DTC's Centerstage 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Dallas Theater Center announced today Megan Hilty and Seth Rudetsky will headline Centerstage 2015 on Saturday, May 9. Chaired by Yvette Ostolaza, with Underwriting Chair Kersten Rettig and Honorary Chair Jeanne Marie Clossey, Centerstage 2015 will take place at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, which will be transformed for the evening. (more...)

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