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BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Krysta Rodriguez!
by Ken Womble - Sep 19, 2014

Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too (Hansen Publishing Group, 373 pages, $24.99). To celebrate the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from Krysta Rodriguez! (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center to Host Evening with Ethan Hawke, 9/30
by Movies News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center will host Ethan Hawke on September 30 and Richard Gere on October 8 as guests of honor for “An Evening With…” at the 52nd New York Film Festival. (more...)

Fran Drescher Ties the Knot in Intimate Weekend Ceremony!
by TV News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Fran Drescher, who recently made her Broadway debut as Cinderella's stepmother Madame in RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN's CINDERELLA, wed Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai at the couple's beach home over the weekend. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's THE GREAT GATSBY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company officially opens their 2014-2015 season with the highly anticipated production of the Regional Premiere of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' adapted for the stage by Simon Levy. This production is directed by Cincinnati Shakespeare's Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips and features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble of actors including Jared Joplin, Justin McCombs, Sara Clark and Kelly Mengelkoch. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Manhattan Opera Repertory to Offer Opera Masterclass with Anton Coppola, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Manhattan Opera Repertory Ensemble will present legendary opera conductor and composer Anton Coppola in a discusion of Italian opera and a masterclass on interpretation and style featuring selected singers from MORE Opera's roster at Most Precious Blood Church, 109 Mulberry Street in Little Italy on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM. The program is presented in conjunction with MORE Opera's October 12th and 15th performances of Puccini's “Tosca,” under the renowned conductor's baton at Dicapo Opera Theater. In addition to the masterclass, Maestro Coppola will reflect on hisconducting career, verismo opera, and his unique vision for MORE Opera's upcoming production of “Tosca” during the 90-minute program. This is a great opportunity for opera aficianados and the general public to witness a master conductor at work. Admission is free. (more...)

Lainie Kazan, Patricia Ward Kelly, Eric Marchese and More Set for Segerstrom Center's 2014-15 Celebrity Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The Crescendo Chapter of The Guilds of Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced its popular 2014 - 2015 Celebrity Series that presents fascinating and informative lectures by notable personalities from the arts, entertainment, education, sports and literature. (more...)

Cindy Williams to Star in MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at Laguna Playhouse this Fall
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

ANOTHER HOT FLASH! GFour Productions, winners of 57 Drama Desk and 47 Tony Awards have announced the cast for the special Laguna Playhouse return engagement of the international hit show Menopause The Musical® with 'Laverne and Shirley' star Cindy Williams making her 'Menopause'-al debut with this production! The cast will also feature Sandra Benton, Beth Buczkowski and Playhouse favorite Marsha Waterbury. MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL will preview on Wednesday, September 17 at 7:00pm and will now open on Thursday, September 18 at 7:00pm and run through Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

THE GREAT GATSBY to Play Cincinnati Shakespeare, 9/5-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company officially opens their 2014-2015 season with the highly anticipated production of the Regional Premiere of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" adapted for the stage by Simon Levy. This production is directed by Cincinnati Shakespeare's Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips and features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble of actors including Jared Joplin, Justin McCombs, Sara Clark and Kelly Mengelkoch. The Ensemble is generously sponsored by BKD and Taft and the Design is sponsored by Legg Mason. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: A Friend Like Him - A Robin Williams Memorial
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 12, 2014

Today we shine a special spotlight on one of the most popular and prolific comedians and actors of our age in honor of his unexpected passing this week, Robin Williams. (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale on Friday, August 8 at noon. (more...)

Caleb Deschanel to Recieve Lifetime Achievement Award at Camerimage
by Movies News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, announced today that five-time Oscar® nominee Caleb Deschanel will receive the coveted 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at this year's Festival taking place November 15th – 22nd. (more...)

Franc D'Ambrosio and Glory Crampton to Celebrate Andrew Lloyd Webber with ANGEL OF MUSIC, 8/7-10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Acclaimed Broadway veterans FRANC D'AMBROSIO and GLORY CRAMPTON celebrate the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber from his many beloved musicals in the wonderful salute, 'Angel of Music,' coming to the RRazz Room in New Hope for four very special nights beginning Thursday, Aug. 7 and concluding Sunday, Aug. 10. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. (more...)

Maura M. Knowles, LaDonna Burns & More to Lead INSULT TO INJURY Private Reading, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

A private industry reading of Insult to Injury will take place on Friday, July 11 in Manhattan. Insult to Injury has book and lyrics by Maura M. Knowles and music by Nathania Wibowo. The reading will be directed by Joe Barros (Artistic Director of New York Theatre Barn, New York Innovative Theatre Award nominee for Hard Times). (more...)

Fran Drescher to Host Cancer Schmancer Brunch at Tavern on the Green, 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

This Saturday, June 21st Fran Drescher hosts her annual wellness brunch fundraiser for her organization Cancer Schmancer at Tavern on the Green at 11 am. Brunch is followed by a 2 pm performance of Cinderella, the Broadway production in which Drescher stars as the Wicked Stepmother. (more...)

London Sound Mixing Workshop with 3 Time OSCAR Winner David Macmillan
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

This will be an unique opportunity to develop your skills in Sound for Film with a 3 times Oscar Winner. You will have an educational experience of excellence, with David Macmillan who was responsible for the sound of films such as Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Apolo 13, Speed, The Right Stuff, Natural Born Killers, The Life of David Gale, and many more. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - JENNIFER LOPEZ Releases 'First Love' Music Video
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Jennifer Lopez has releaed the official music video for her new single 'First Love.' The artist will release her new album A.K.A. on June 17. Get a first look below! (more...)

David Van Asselt's A FABLE Opens Tonight at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

piece by piece productions and Rising Phoenix Repertory in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater present the world premiere of A Fable, written by David Van Asselt and directed by Daniel Talbott, at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. The opening night is set for tonight, May 22 at 7pm. A Fable is scheduled to run through Saturday, June 28. (more...)

Tim Blake Nelson to Join David Chase in Honoring Dominic Chianese with Laurette Taylor Award, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Tim Blake Nelson, whose 2009 Off-Broadway production of EYE OF GOD was produced by THEATRE EAST, joins David Chase, creator of The Sopranos and Graham Russell of Air Supply in honoring Dominic Chianese (The Sopranos) with the LAURETTE TAYLOR AWARD on Monday, May 19, at Trinity Place, 115 B'way (between B'way and Trinity Place) in lower Manhattan. The benefit begins with a VIP Cocktail Hour at 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm begins the dinner, program and music. Musical guests also include acoustic duo OF EDEN, in their first New York area performance and a sneak preview of songs from the upcoming family musical TREASURE ISLAND, performed by Josh Freilich Musical Friends, featuring Kimberly Hirst, Rebecca Kuznick, Brandon Beynon, Michael Kushner, Natasha Edwards, Sammi Kramer and Eric Stockton (SOUL DOCTOR) on guitar. (more...)

MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE! Comes to Cleveland Play House, 5/30-6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Cleveland Play House enthusiastically welcomes dance legend Maurice Hines to Cleveland in the toe-tapping extravaganza, Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life. Co-produced with Alliance Theatre and Arena Stage, CPH audiences will be dazzled by this infectious production, which brings the history of American tap to life. Directed by Tony-nominee Jeff Calhoun (Newsies) and featuring contemporary tap icons The Manzari Brothers and music from the all-female big band The Diva Orchestra, Tappin' Thru Life will dance its way onto PlayhouseSquare's Allen Theatre stage for an extended run from May 30 - June 29. Special gratitude is given to CPH's generous sponsor, Zinner & Co. (more...)

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