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BWW Blog: Ed Dixon of Pittsburgh Public Theater's L'HOTEL - Final RehearsalsBWW Blog: Ed Dixon of Pittsburgh Public Theater's L'HOTEL - Final Rehearsals
by Guest Blogger: Ed Dixon - Nov 19, 2014

Tuesday, November 11 My lifelong friend, Jane Parham arrived in town for the invited dress rehearsaltomorrow and I had lunch with her at Sonoma Grill. Have I mentioned that Sonoma Grill is awesome? So is Jane. We had a marvelous time and then I took her to the theater to see the set. While we were standing there, Zach Moore ran a sound cue, Bizet's Symphony in C… loudly. Both Jane and I burst into tears. Got to introduce her to Ted Pappas who greeted her like an old friend. Good times. (more...)

Kaufman and Hart - The Works of Broadway's Legendary DuoKaufman and Hart - The Works of Broadway's Legendary Duo
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 28, 2014

This season's revival of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU opens on Broadway tonight, and in honor of the playwriting pair's long list of contributions to the theatre, we've rounded up some of their most notable works. Scroll down to learn more about the duo's canon! (more...)

BWW Reviews: British Music Hall Humor Comes Alive with FlynnArts' DROODBWW Reviews: British Music Hall Humor Comes Alive with FlynnArts' DROOD
by Erin McIntyre - Aug 1, 2014

FlynnArts Summer Youth Theater opened THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD on Thursday, July 31 at Burlington's FlynnSpace at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

James Earl Jones to Star in Scott Ellis-Helmed YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU on Broadway; Opens 9/28James Earl Jones to Star in Scott Ellis-Helmed YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU on Broadway; Opens 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

According to the New York Times, James Earl Jones will return to Broadway later this year- this time in the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy You Can't Take It With You. The play will open at a Shubert theatre on September 28, 2014, with previews beginning in August. Scott Ellis is set to direct the revival. (more...)

James Earl Jones to Star in Broadway Revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU This Fall?James Earl Jones to Star in Broadway Revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU This Fall?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Showbiz411 writes that James Earl Jones will likely appear on Broadway this fall in a revival of Kaufman and Hart's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, directed by Michael Wilson. (more...)

Wine Institute Publishes Book On California Sustainable WinegrowingWine Institute Publishes Book On California Sustainable Winegrowing
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Wine Institute has released a new book,Down to Earth: A Seasonal Tour of Sustainable Winegrowing in California,a consumer-friendly guide to environmentally and socially responsible practices that shows how sustainability influences California vintners and growers throughout the year as they grow and make wines. The book was written by Janet Fletcher and photographed by George Rose, both award-winning journalists. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/8- PIRATES OF PENZANCESTAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/8- PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by Stage Tube - Jan 8, 2014

Today in 1981, Joe Papp's revival of THe Pirates of Penzance opened at the Uris Theatre, where it ran for 787 performances. The Pirates of Penzance is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. The opera's official premiere was at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York City on 31 December 1879, where the show was well received by both audiences and critics. Pirates was the fifth Gilbert and Sullivan collaboration and introduced the much-parodied Major-General's Song. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Stacy Sullivan Tributes Peggy Lee at The Metropolitan RoomPhoto Coverage: Stacy Sullivan Tributes Peggy Lee at The Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 3, 2014

2013 Female Vocalist of the Year from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs, Stacy Sullivan has appeared in venues around the world, from The Brasserie Zedel in London to The Cafe Carlyle in New York. She has recorded five albums for the LML Music label, including her latest, "It's a Good Day," winner of the 2013 Lamott/Friedman Award and voted one of the Top Ten Recordings of 2012 by Talkin'Broadway. Stacy can also be heard regularly on Sirius Radio's "Siriously SINATRA," and NPR's "Piano Jazz Rising Stars." (more...)

LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Opens Tonight in The ParkLOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Opens Tonight in The Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

The Public Theater's new musical LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, the second show of The Public's 2013 free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte, officially opens tonight. Directed by Alex Timbers, LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST will feature songs by Michael Friedman with book adaptation by Timbers and will run through Sunday, August 18. (more...)

LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Begins Previews Tonight in the Park!LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Begins Previews Tonight in the Park!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will begin previews today, Tuesday, July 23 for the new musical LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, the second show of The Public's 2013 free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte. Directed by Alex Timbers, LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST will feature songs by Michael Friedman with book adaptation by Timbers and will run through Sunday, August 18, with an official press opening on Monday, August 12. (more...)

Public Theater's 2013 Gala Features PIRATES OF PENZANCE Concert at Delacorte Theater TonightPublic Theater's 2013 Gala Features PIRATES OF PENZANCE Concert at Delacorte Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2013

The Public Theater's 2013 Public Theater annual gala will celebrate the company's acclaimed 1980 production of the musical, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, with a one-night-only concert performance tonight, June 10 at the Delacorte Theater where The Public's production originally premiered more than three decades ago. Sir Howard Stringer, Arielle Tepper Madover, and Renée Beaumont will serve as Gala Co-Chairs for this unforgettable evening that will also honor the late Nora Ephron who was a longtime Public Theater board member and consummate lover of Shakespeare in the Park. (more...)

Kevin Kline Set to Lead PIRATES OF PENZANCE Public Theater Gala, 6/10Kevin Kline Set to Lead PIRATES OF PENZANCE Public Theater Gala, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2013

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Kevin Kline will reprise his role of the Pirate King in The Public Theater's upcoming gala performance of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE. The one-night-only concert performance will be held on Monday, June 10 at the Delacorte Theater where The Public's production originally premiered more than three decades ago. Additional casting has not yet been announced. (more...)

Stacy Sullivan's A TRIBUTE TO MISS PEGGY LEE Comes to Three Stages, Now thru 4/7Stacy Sullivan's A TRIBUTE TO MISS PEGGY LEE Comes to Three Stages, Now thru 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2013

Stacy Sullivan's 'A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee,' is a journey through the musical legacy of Peggy Lee, beginning with her rise from a tragic childhood on the desolate plains of North Dakota to becoming one of the first and most successful female singer/songwriters in history. (more...)

Stacy Sullivan's A TRIBUTE TO MISS PEGGY LEE Comes to Three Stages, 4/5-7Stacy Sullivan's A TRIBUTE TO MISS PEGGY LEE Comes to Three Stages, 4/5-7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2013

Stacy Sullivan's 'A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee,' is a journey through the musical legacy of Peggy Lee, beginning with her rise from a tragic childhood on the desolate plains of North Dakota to becoming one of the first and most successful female singer/songwriters in history. (more...)

Public Theater's 2013 Gala to Feature PIRATES OF PENZANCE Concert at Delacorte Theater, 6/10Public Theater's 2013 Gala to Feature PIRATES OF PENZANCE Concert at Delacorte Theater, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2013

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that the 2013 Public Theater annual gala will celebrate the company's acclaimed 1980 production of the musical, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, with a one-night-only concert performance on Monday, June 10 at the Delacorte Theater where The Public's production originally premiered more than three decades ago. Sir Howard Stringer, Arielle Tepper Madover, and Renee Beaumont will serve as Gala Co-Chairs for this unforgettable evening that will also honor the late Nora Ephron who was a longtime Public Theater board member and consummate lover of Shakespeare in the Park. (more...)

Broadway's Kevin Gray Dies at 55; Starred in PHANTOM, THE LION KING, SHOWBOAT, SPIDER WOMAN & MoreBroadway's Kevin Gray Dies at 55; Starred in PHANTOM, THE LION KING, SHOWBOAT, SPIDER WOMAN & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2013

BroadwayWorld.com has just learned the sad news that Kevin Gray, who most recently was seen in New York at the 25th Anniversary Gala for The Phantom of the Opera, passed away suddenly of a heart attack last night at the young age of 55. Gray leaves behind his wife, Dodie Pettit, who he met while starring in Broadway's Phantom. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/8- PIRATES OF PENZANCESTAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/8- PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by Stage Tube - Jan 8, 2013

Today in 1981, Joe Papp's revival of THe Pirates of Penzance opened at the Uris Theatre, where it ran for 787 performances. The Pirates of Penzance is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. The opera's official premiere was at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York City on 31 December 1879, where the show was well received by both audiences and critics. Pirates was the fifth Gilbert and Sullivan collaboration and introduced the much-parodied Major-General's Song. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Lara Teeter Talks SHOW BOAT, Cap'n Andy, His Career and About TeachingBWW Interviews: Lara Teeter Talks SHOW BOAT, Cap'n Andy, His Career and About Teaching
by David Clarke - Jan 2, 2013

In the crisp, morning hours on December 27, 2012 I got the chance to speak with Lara Teeter, who will be playing Cap'n Andy in the upcoming production of SHOW BOAT at Houston Grand Opera. The celebrated actor had a plethora of interesting and scholarly items to discuss about SHOW BOAT, and the character of Cap'n Andy. We also had a good time discussing his career as an actor, director, choreographer, and teacher. (more...)

Theater Talk to Feature THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, 12/28-31Theater Talk to Feature THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, 12/28-31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2012

With the revival of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" garnering positive reviews in a Roundabout Theatre production at Studio 54, THEATER TALK welcomes two of its talents - Rupert Holmes, who wrote the book, music and lyrics for the 1985 musical, and Will Chase, who plays the dual roles of John Jasper and Mr. Clive Paget. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Nov 13, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production ofThe Mystery of Edwin Drood began previews on October 19th. The show opens officially tonight, November 13th, 2012 at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th St.) and plays a limited engagement through February 10th, 2013. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

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