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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...)

A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST, Helmed by Aaron Posner and Teller, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director and William Russo, Managing Director; presents the last production of its 2013/14 Season, THE TEMPEST, adapted and directed by Aaron Posner and Teller from the play by William Shakespeare, with magic by Teller, music by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, and movement by Matt Kent of Pilobolus. (more...)

MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Comes to The Wallis, 5/9-24
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

The Wallis Center for the Performing Arts presents Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life for 19 performances only from May 9 - 24, 2014 in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. Maurice Hines, a Tony Award nominee, is a celebrated dancer, choreographer, director, and singer, whose impressive career spans over 40 years. Directed by Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's Newsies and Grey Gardens), Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life features D.C.'s dynamic tap-dancing duo, the Manzari Brothers, as well as the all-female, nine-piece big band, The Diva Jazz Orchestra. (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko to Welcome Glory Crampton & Franc D'Ambrosio, 6/6-7
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein welcome Broadway veterans Glory Crampton and Franc D'Ambrosio to Feinstein's at the Nikko with their acclaimed show, Angel of Music - A Salute to Andrew Lloyd Webber for two performances only - Friday, June 6 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, June 7 (7 p.m.). Featuring songs from some of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most acclaimed shows, including Sunset Boulevard, Evita, The Phantom of the Opera and Jesus Christ Superstar, Crampton and D'Ambrosio present an unforgettable evening of music and storytelling. Tickets range in price from $35 - $50 and are available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Graham Russell to Preview Songs from Upcoming Musical TREASURE ISLAND at Theatre East, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

Graham Russell of Air Supply, who wrote such mega-hits as 'Lost in Love," 'All Out of Love," and 'The One that You Love," will present a sneak preview of songs from his upcoming family musical 'TREASURE ISLAND,' as THEATRE EAST honors Dominic Chianese, best known for his role as Corrado 'Junior" Soprano on the HBO TV series 'The Sopranos," with the LAURETTE TAYLOR AWARD on Monday, May 19, 2014 at Trinity Place in lower Manhattan. David Chase, who created the hit series, will host the event. (more...)

David Van Asselt's A FABLE Begins Performances Tonight at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

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

JENNIFER LOPEZ Reveals Name, Cover Art for Latest Album
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014

Global superstar Jennifer Lopez has revealed the name and cover art for her latest album (more...)

David Van Asselt's A FABLE Begins Performances Tonight at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2014

piece by piece productions and Rising Phoenix Repertory in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater will present the world premiere of A Fable, written by David Van Asselt and directed by Daniel Talbott, beginning tonight, May 3 at 7pm at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. The opening night is set for Thursday, May 22 at 7pm. A Fable is scheduled to run through Sunday, June 28. (more...)

Theatre East to Present Dominic Chianese with 2014 Laurette Taylor Award May 19
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

THEATRE EAST will present Dominic Chianese, best known for his role as Corrado "Junior" Soprano on the HBO TV series The Sopranos, with its 2014 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. David Chase, who created the hit award-winning television series, will host the event. Also participating will be Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Lincoln), and Graham Russell (Air Supply) for cocktails, dinner, and music. Other special guests to be announced. (more...)

Randy Harrison Replaces Preston Sadleir in New Off-Broadway Musical ATOMIC
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

Producers of the upcoming U.S. premiere of the new musical Atomic announced today that Randy Harrison (Showtime's "Queer as Folk") has joined the cast, replacing Preston Sadleir, who will appear in the upcoming revival of Titanic. The other members of the Atomic cast are David Abeles, Alexis Fishman, Sara Gettelfinger, Jonathan Hammond, Jeremy Kushnier, James David Larson, Euan Morton and Grace Stockdale. (more...)

Rob Lowe to Narrate Nat Geo's Miniseries Event THE 90'S: THE LAST GREAT DECADE?
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

National Geographic Channels (NGC) announced today that Rob Lowe will return to the network as narrator of the three-night summer miniseries event The '90s: The Last Great Decade? (more...)

Judy Kaye, Christina Bianco, Levi Kreis and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko, June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

San Francisco in June may be gloomy, but the lineup at Feinstein's at the Nikko will be HOT! Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are thrilled to announce the lineup for the month of June, featuring award-winning stars from stage and screen, including two-time Tony Award-winner Judy Kaye, YouTube sensation Christina Bianco, Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter Levi Kreis, cabaret legend Justin Vivian Bond, Broadway star and recording artist Shoshana Bean, and Franc D'Ambrosio & Glory Crampton's tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber. (more...)

New Musical ATOMIC to Open Off-Broadway this Summer at Acorn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

This summer, after a wildly successful engagement in Sydney, Australia, Atomic, the exhilarating and provocative new musical based on the creation of the atomic bomb, will make its highly anticipated U.S. premiere with a strictly limited 8-week Off-Broadway engagement from June 26 - August 16 at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). The official opening is set for Sunday, July 13. With book & lyrics by Danny Ginges and Gregory Bonsignore, and music & lyrics by Philip Foxman, Atomic is choreographed by Dean Walsh and directed by Damien Gray. Tickets are $69.25 and can be arranged online at www.telecharge.com or by calling 212.239.6200 or by visiting the Theatre Row Box Office located at 410 West 42nd Street. (more...)

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