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Christopher Swan Boards GUYS AND DOLLS National TourChristopher Swan Boards GUYS AND DOLLS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Direct from his critically acclaimed run as The Old Man in the Big League Productions' new National Tour of A CHRISTMAS STORY, The Musical, Christopher Swan joins the cast of the 2014 - 2015 National Tour of GUYS AND DOLLS in the role of the infamous crap-shooter Nathan Detroit. Swan joins a cast that audiences have been cheering, including Lauren Weinberg as Detroit's long-suffering fiancee of fourteen years, Miss Adelaide, Matthew J. Taylor as the charming and slick gambler Sky Masterson, and Kayleen Seidl as the upright, but uptight 'mission doll,' Sarah Brown. (more...)

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Announces 2015-16 SeasonDetroit Symphony Orchestra Announces 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announced programming today for its 2015-16 Orchestra Hall Classical, Pops, and Young People's Family Subscription Series. The new season reflects absolutely no increases in individual ticket prices. (more...)

Lincoln Center Education to Host 'Next Stage' Event on Theater and Autism, 2/19Lincoln Center Education to Host 'Next Stage' Event on Theater and Autism, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Lincoln Center Education, the education cornerstone of Lincoln Center and a global leader in arts education and advocacy, announces the first event of the 2015 Next Stage series, a discussion series launched last year with high-profile artists exploring the role of arts education in their creative and commercial work. The first event, taking place February 19 at Lincoln Center's Clark Studio Theater, will focus on artists involved in the creation of works for the specific audience of people on the autism spectrum. The panel of directors will discuss the pathways and opportunities to creating performances for this audience, whether it be in the form of an adapted or modified work, or a wholly original work. (more...)

Cathy Rigby to Star as 'Cat in the Hat' in 3D Theatricals' SEUSSICAL Next MonthCathy Rigby to Star as 'Cat in the Hat' in 3D Theatricals' SEUSSICAL Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Broadway Tony Award nominee and former Olympic Gold medal gymnast Cathy Rigby stars as 'Cat in the Hat' in Seussical the Musical which officially opens the LA Ovation Award winning 3D Theatricals' (3DT) 2015 musical theatre season. This delightful, whimsical show has been set for ten performances at Fullerton's historic Plummer Auditorium February 7 - 22; and six performances February 28 - March 8 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. (more...)

2015 FRIGID New York Festival Lineup Announced; Runs 2/18-3/82015 FRIGID New York Festival Lineup Announced; Runs 2/18-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

FRIGID New York at Horse Trade will present the 9th Annual FRIGID Festival at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) and UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) February 18 - March 8. (more...)

ABC's Annual 'GRINCH' Broadcast Hits Multi-Year HighsABC's Annual 'GRINCH' Broadcast Hits Multi-Year Highs
by TV News Desk - Dec 31, 2014

“Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (8:00-8:30 p.m. – 6.0 million and 1.9/7 in AD18-49):   In the 8:00 p.m. half-hour, the animated version of “Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas” was up sharply from its year-ago December telecast (more...)

BWW Reviews: Student Stars Brilliant in Inspiration Stage's SEUSSICAL JR.BWW Reviews: Student Stars Brilliant in Inspiration Stage's SEUSSICAL JR.
by Katricia Lang - Dec 24, 2014

In a sense, SEUSSICAL is formulaic pabulum. But like I formulaically say almost every review (after a eye-catching, misleading characterization of a piece - i.e. pabulum), that doesn't make it bad. It has very simple but charming themes about loyalty, being kind to all people despite difference in appearance, and staying true to yourself. It's no wonder that it's a youth theatre favorite. (more...)

Joe Kinosian and Ian Lowe to Star in The Old Globe's MURDER FOR TWO; Cast & Creative Team Set!Joe Kinosian and Ian Lowe to Star in The Old Globe's MURDER FOR TWO; Cast & Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for Murder for Two, with book and music by Joe Kinosian and book and lyrics by Kellen Blair. Globe veteran Scott Schwartz (A Room with a View at the Globe, The Hunchback of Notre Dame at La Jolla Playhouse) returns to direct Blair and Kinosian's Off Broadway hit, a vaudevillian mystery musical with an energetic two-man cast. Murder for Two will run January 24 - March 1 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

ABC Family Takes Top Spot in Cable Primetime in Key DemosABC Family Takes Top Spot in Cable Primetime in Key Demos
by TV News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Powered by the network's 17th annual “25 Days of Christmas” programming extravaganza, ABC Family stood as the #1 cable TV network in Prime across target demos Adults 18-34 (623,000/0.9 rating), Women 18-34 (402,000/1.2 rating), Adults 18-49 (1.20 million/0.9 rating), Women 18-49 (758,000/1.2 rating), Viewers 12-34 (889,000/1.0 rating) and Females 12-34 (555,000/1.2 rating) and placed an ultra-competitive #2 in Total Viewers (2.55 million), trailing ESPN by a mere -4% (2.66 million), giving the The Walt Disney Company the week's Top 2 cable TV networks. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Marin Mazzie, Bobby Steggert, Ramin Karimloo & More Sing Ahrens and Flaherty at Oscar Hammerstein Award GalaSTAGE TUBE: Marin Mazzie, Bobby Steggert, Ramin Karimloo & More Sing Ahrens and Flaherty at Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala
by Stage Tube - Dec 23, 2014

The York Theatre Company just honored Tony Award-winning collaborators Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty with the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 23rd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala at Park Avenue's Racquet & Tennis Club (370 Park Avenue). Below, check out highlights from the evening, which including performances by Marin Mazzie, Ramin Karimloo, Bobby Steggert, Corey Cott, Judy Kaye, and many more! (more...)

Hal Linden to Lead The Old Globe's THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Hal Linden to Lead The Old Globe's THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

The Old Globe today announced Tony and Emmy Award winner Hal Linden ('Barney Miller,' The Rothschilds) will star in the West Coast Premiere of The Twenty-seventh Man by award-winning novelist Nathan Englander, directed by Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. The cast also features Ron Orbach, Robert Dorfman, Eli Gelb, James Shanklin, and Lowell Byers. The Twenty-seventh Man will run February 14 through March 15 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run February 14-18. Opening night is Thursday, February 19 at 8:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale Friday, January 16. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. (more...)

PIPPIN's Carly Hughes Will Join Cast of CHICAGO as 'Velma Kelly'PIPPIN's Carly Hughes Will Join Cast of CHICAGO as 'Velma Kelly'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

On Monday, February 2, Carly Hughes, currently appearing as the Leading Player in Broadway's acclaimed revival of Pippin, will step into the iconic role of jazz slayer Velma Kelly in Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record-breaking smash CHICAGO. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 12/21/2014Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 12/21/2014
by BWW - Dec 21, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/21/2014 for Minneapolis (more...)

'The Grinch, el Pekemusical' llega a Elche estas navidades'The Grinch, el Pekemusical' llega a Elche estas navidades
by Roberto Rodríguez - Dec 19, 2014

El Grinch, personaje de ficción creado por el autor infantil estadounidense Dr. Seuss, llega por primera vez a los escenarios los españoles estas navidades. El Gran Teatro de Elche acogerá el próximo 28 de diciembre el estreno de 'The Grinch, el Pekemusical', obra creada por Pedro Pomares y que se enmarca dentro del mundo mágico de PeKebaila. (more...)

Hunter Hayes, Aloe Blacc Among Lineup for TNT's CHRISTMAS IN WASHINGTON TonightHunter Hayes, Aloe Blacc Among Lineup for TNT's CHRISTMAS IN WASHINGTON Tonight
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

?Global box-office powerhouse Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, star of the upcoming TNTseries Wake Up Call, is set to ring in the holidays as host of TNT's annual music spectacular Christmas in Washington. (more...)

Horse Trade Announces 9th Annual FRIGID Festival Lineup; Runs 2/18-3/8Horse Trade Announces 9th Annual FRIGID Festival Lineup; Runs 2/18-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Horse Trade Theater Group will present the 9th Annual FRIGID Festival at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) andUNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) February 18-March 8. (more...)

Chuck Jones Exhibition WHAT'S UP, DOC? Enters Final Weeks at Moving ImageChuck Jones Exhibition WHAT'S UP, DOC? Enters Final Weeks at Moving Image
by Movies News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

During the final month of the popular Smithsonian exhibition What's Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones -- closing Monday, January 19 -- Museum of the Moving Image will be celebrating animation in its galleries, theaters, and classrooms. In conjunction with the Chuck Jones exhibition, this holiday period, the Museum is presenting daily screenings of classic Chuck Jones cartoons and "Stop Motion Shapes," family animation workshops inspired by the legendary animator. In addition, the Museum will present the contemporary animated features Coraline (in 3-D), Ratatouille, Toy Story 2, The Wind Rises, and others. (more...)

Auto-Filling Your Shopping Cart: The Fastest Way to a Consumer's WalletAuto-Filling Your Shopping Cart: The Fastest Way to a Consumer's Wallet
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The phenomenon of shopping for gifts and rapidly moving to checkout has taken on new velocity this holiday season, reports digital ad agency, Moosylvania. (more...)

'THE GRINCH' Musical Steals the Holidays at Buell Theatre, Now thru 12/28'THE GRINCH' Musical Steals the Holidays at Buell Theatre, Now thru 12/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway and Big League Productions present the critically acclaimed, record-breaking Broadway musical production DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL at The Buell Theatre tonight, December 17-28 only. (more...)

Pearl Sun & Bryce Ryness to Lead LONG STORY SHORT at 59E59 TheatersPearl Sun & Bryce Ryness to Lead LONG STORY SHORT at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

59E59 Theaters and Prospect Theater Company announce the cast for the NYC premiere LONG STORY SHORT, adapted from David Schulner's play An Infinite Ache by Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda, and directed by Kent Nicholson. (more...)

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