Frank Rich News

Cumberland County Playhouse Presents GYPSY, 7/18-9/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Beginning July 18, everything's coming up roses as the Playhouse brings one of the greatest American musicals of all time to life…Gypsy! From the unforgettable first notes of its legendary overture to the final white hot spotlight, Gypsy is considered by many to be 'the best musical ever,' as it tells the story of the archetypal stage mother, Rose and her daughters June and Louise. Set during the 1920s fading vaudeville circuit, Gypsy portrays the rise of famed burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee and casts an affectionate eye on show business as she journeys across the country with her mother and sister during a time when Vaudeville was dying… and burlesque was born. Bold, brassy, yet remarkably charming, Rose puts today's Dance Moms to shame as she steamrolls everyone in her way to turn her daughters into child stars. When the younger, more talented daughter defects, Rose sinks all her hopes (and claws) into the elder. (more...)

Two Muses Theatre Announces Fourth Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Two Muses Theatre, a non-profit, professional theatre based in West Bloomfield, Michigan, will produce five shows in their fourth season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera & More RAISE THE ROOF at National Yiddish Theatre Benefit Concert
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 11, 2014

Tony Award-winners Chita Rivera and Karen Ziemba, Norman Norman Jewison, Academy Award-winning director of the 1971 film version of Fiddler on the Roof (Irving Thalberg Award Recipient), and Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Counsul General of Israel, were just some of the stars who took part in Raising the Roof, an all-star benefit concert celebrating the 100th anniversary of The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene, the 50th Anniversary of iconic American musical, Fiddler on the Roof, and the 90th birthday of its Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning lyricist, Sheldon Harnick, last night, June 9 at New York's The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photo coverage from the special night below! (more...)

Chita Rivera, Karen Ziemba & More Join National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's RAISING THE ROOF Lineup at Town Hall, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

Tony Award-winners Chita Rivera and Karen Ziemba, Norman Norman Jewison, Academy Award-winning director of the 1971 film version of Fiddler on the Roof (Irving Thalberg Award Recipient), and Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Counsul General of Israel, have joined the lineup of Raising the Roof, an all-star benefit concert celebrating the 100th anniversary of The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene, the 50th Anniversary of iconic American musical, Fiddler on the Roof, and the 90th birthday of its Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning lyricist, Sheldon Harnick, on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at New York's The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street). (more...)

HANDS ON A HARDBODY, RENT, & More Set for New Line Theatre's 2013-2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," announces its 23rd season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the regional premiere of the new musical thriller NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, running Oct. 10-Nov. 2, 2013; the Pulitzer Prize winning rock opera RENT, running March 6-29, 2014; and the regional premiere, straight from Broadway, of the new rock musical HANDS ON A HARDBODY, running May 29-June 21, 2014. (more...)

TCG Releases Eric Bogosian's 100 (MONOLOGUES); Watch Them Now!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) just announced the publication of 100 (monologues) by Eric Bogosian. The book is a collection of Bogosian's acclaimed monologues, which were originally performed as part of his six Off-Broadway solo shows that premiered between 1980 and 2000. To check out videos of the monologues, a performed by Jessica Hecht, Sebastian Stan, Sam Rockwell, Michael Shannon and more, visit: http://100monologues.com/ (more...)

New York Times Critic, Editor and Culture Writer Arthur Gelb Passes Away at 90
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

According to The New York Times, Arthur Gelb, who acted as a critic, chief cultural correspondent, metropolitan editor, deputy managing editor and managing editor for the publication, died today, May 20, 2014. He was 90. (more...)

Artists' Exchange Announces Summer Camps, Y-Art Sale, and THE BALD SOPRANO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Burbage Theatre Company presents Eugene Ionesco's The Bald Soprano, directed by Alex Duckworth. Often called the father of the Theater of the Absurd, Eugene Ionesco wrote groundbreaking plays that are simultaneously hilarious, tragic, and profound. Now his classic one acts The Bald Soprano and The Lesson are available in an exciting new translation by Pulitzer Prize-finalist Tina Howe, noted heir of Ionesco's absurdist vision, acclaimed by Frank Rich as 'one of the smartest playwrights we have.' (more...)

Jackie Hoffman, Joshua Bell & More Join FIDDLER ON THE ROOF 50th Anniversary Benefit Concert Lineup, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Joshua Bell, Frank London, Austin Pendleton and Jackie Hoffman have joined the lineup for Raising the Roof - an all-star benefit concert celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof, its Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning lyricist, Sheldon Harnick, and the 100thanniversary of The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene - on Monday, June 9th, at New York's The Town Hall. (more...)

BREAKING: HBO Greenlights New Seasons of VEEP, SILICON VALLEY
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

HBO has renewed the comedy series VEEP for a fourth season and SILICON VALLEY for a second season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. The renewals follow the recent two-season renewal of 'Game of Thrones.' (more...)

CBS News' FACE THE NATION Finished First on Sunday
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

CBS News' FACE THE NATION posted a 2.1/06 with 3.03m viewers and 0.7/04 in adults 25-54 – the demographic most important to those who advertise in news (more...)

Topol, Jerry Zaks, and Andrea Martin Lead Cast of 50th Anniversary Benefit Concert of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF on 6/9
by Louisa Brady - Apr 15, 2014

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof, Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick will be honored and will perform with the largest-ever reunion of original, revival and film cast members as part of an all-star benefit concert for The National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene on Monday, June 9th, at New York's Town Hall. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Donna Murphy to Guest on USA's ROYAL PAINS
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Multi award-winning actress and singer Donna Murphy ("Made in Jersey," "Trust Me") will guest in the sixth season of ROYAL PAINS which returns this summer with 13 all new episodes. (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE! Donna Murphy Set For ROYAL PAINS Guest Starring Role
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 09, 2014

Two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar Donna Murphy has just landed a recurring guest starring role on hit USA series ROYAL PAINS, BroadwayWorld can exclusively confirm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 06, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for San Diego (more...)

HBO Premieres VEEP Season 3 Tonight
by TV News Desk - Apr 06, 2014

The Emmy®-nominated and Writers Guild Award-winning comedy series VEEP kicks off its ten-episode third season TONIGHT, APRIL 6 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO (more...)

HBO's SIX BY SONDHEIM Among Peabody Award Winners
by TV News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Recipients of the 73rd Peabody Awards were announced today. The awards will be presented on May 19th at a luncheon hosted by Ira Glass at New York's Waldorf-Astoria in New York. (more...)

PlayMakers Rep Presents Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS, Now thru 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

PlayMakers Repertory Company will conclude its Mainstage Season with the Tony Award-winning musical 'Assassins' by Stephen Sondheim, onstage today, April 2-20. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Rep Presents NOISES OFF; Show Runs Till 4/27
by Jory Rivera - Mar 31, 2014

Michael Frayn's outrageously funny three-act play NOISES OFF is now playing at Repertory Philippines (Rep), the country's premier English-language theater company behind recent hits 'August: Osage County' and 'Wait Until Dark.' (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for San Diego (more...)

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