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Reston Community Players Opens 50th Season with GYPSYReston Community Players Opens 50th Season with GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

It's known as one of the most classic American musicals of all time. Broadway productions have starred legends ranging from Ethel Merman, Bernadette Peters, and Patti LuPone. While, the motion picture versions were led by Merman and Bette Midler. Now, Gypsy takes the stage at Reston Community Players October 21-November 12 in an exciting opening to the company's 50th season. Loosely based on the memoirs of the famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy focuses on the story of her mother, Rose, called "the ultimate stage mother." (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Frank Rich's GHOST LIGHT, Blue GoboExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Frank Rich's GHOST LIGHT, Blue Gobo
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 8, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: The power of illumination! (more...)

Letting the Memory Live Again- How CATS Became a PhenomenonLetting the Memory Live Again- How CATS Became a Phenomenon
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 31, 2016

The marquee in front of the Neil Simon Theatre encourages passersby to 'let the memory live again.' It's been almost thirty-four years since Grizabella, Mistoffelees and Rum Tum Tugger first bowed on Broadway, and now in 2016, the jellicles are back with a vengence. The impact that the show has had on audiences has been famously polarizing, and yet few other musicals in Broadway history have achieved greater success and notoriety than Cats. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE WORLD GOES ROUND at the Stephen Joseph TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at THE WORLD GOES ROUND at the Stephen Joseph Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

A sparkling line-up of musical talent will make this summer's 25 the anniversaryproduction of Kander and Ebb's The World Goes Round at the SJT a must-see for allfans of musical theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below! (more...)

Lillias White to Star in MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Directed by Phylicia Rashad in Los AngelesLillias White to Star in MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Directed by Phylicia Rashad in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Center Theatre Group has announced the casting for August Wilson's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' which begins previews August 31, opens September 11 and continues through October 16, 2016, at the Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Kander & Ebb's THE WORLD GOES ROUND in ScarboroughPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Kander & Ebb's THE WORLD GOES ROUND in Scarborough
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

A sparkling line-up of musical talent will make this summer's 25th anniversary production of Kander and Ebb's The World Goes Round at the SJT a must-see for all fans of musical theatre. The production runs 28 July to 3 September (in rep), with Press Night on Friday 29 July. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

SWEET CHARITY, THE WHO'S TOMMY & More Set for Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company's 2016-17 SeasonSWEET CHARITY, THE WHO'S TOMMY & More Set for Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company will present six productions in the 2016-2017 season, ranging from revamped classic works of theatre to popular, contemporary, Tony Award-winning musicals. (more...)

THE REAL THING Opens 6/17 at the Black Box TheatreTHE REAL THING Opens 6/17 at the Black Box Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

No Strings Theatre Company presents Tom Stoppard's entertaining and engaging award-winning play, "The Real Thing" directed by NSTC's Artistic Director, Ceil Herman. The play opens at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N Main Street in Las Cruces runs through Sunday, July 3. (more...)

VIDEO: VEEP Executive Producer Frank Rich Chats Hit HBO Comedy on 'Late Night'VIDEO: VEEP Executive Producer Frank Rich Chats Hit HBO Comedy on 'Late Night'
by - Jun 9, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, VEEP executive producer Frank Rich chatted with Seth about the hit HBO comedy. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, THE NORMAL HEART's Larry Kramer Keeps Fighting The Fight, 2011Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, THE NORMAL HEART's Larry Kramer Keeps Fighting The Fight, 2011
by Michael Dale - Jun 8, 2016

When Larry Kramer's great political protest play premiered Off-Broadway, there were people who thought of AIDS as God's revenge. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/7 - 6/14 on NBCScoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/7 - 6/14 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Jun 7, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/7 - 6/14, airing on NBC (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/6 - 6/13 on NBCScoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/6 - 6/13 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Jun 6, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/6 - 6/13, airing on NBC (more...)


by TV News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

LISTINGS FOR NBC'S 'LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS' June 3 - June 10 (more...)


by TV News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

LISTINGS FOR NBC'S 'LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS' June 2 June 9 (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS on NBC - Week of June 6, 2016Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS on NBC - Week of June 6, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 1, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, airing on NBC for the week of June 6, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: VEEP - June Episodes on HBO on CBS - Sunday, May 1, 2016Scoop: VEEP - June Episodes on HBO on CBS - Sunday, May 1, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 31, 2016

Get all the scoop on VEEP - June Episodes on HBO, airing on CBS on Sunday, May 1, 2016! (more...)

Open Book: JERSEY BOYS' Co-Bookwriter Rick Elice's Journey From Actor To Tony-Nominated AuthorOpen Book: JERSEY BOYS' Co-Bookwriter Rick Elice's Journey From Actor To Tony-Nominated Author
by Michael Dale - May 30, 2016

A chance meeting at an opening night party changed the career of a young actor. (more...)

Kansas City Actors Theater Announces Casting for I'M NOT RAPPAPORTKansas City Actors Theater Announces Casting for I'M NOT RAPPAPORT
by Louisa Brady - May 7, 2016

Kansas City Actors Theatre will kick off Season Twelve with Herb Gardner's Tony Award winning play, I'm Not Rappaport, directed by Dennis Hennessy from The New Theatre Restaurant. (more...)

VIDEO: Fran Lebowitz To Frank Rich: HAMILTON Is 'The Only Good Musical In My Lifetime'VIDEO: Fran Lebowitz To Frank Rich: HAMILTON Is 'The Only Good Musical In My Lifetime'
by Michael Dale - May 6, 2016

The sardonic social commentator isn't exactly a fan of musicals, but she says HAMILTON is great. (more...)

Perseverance Theatre to Present SWEENEY TODDPerseverance Theatre to Present SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Come watch Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett slice their way through Stephen Sondheim's incomparable score while serving up meat pies full of revenge. With beautiful music and unforgettable characters, Sweeney Todd is not to be missed! (more...)

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